Fosamax is a widely prescribed drug used for the treatment of Osteoporosis, a crippling disease in which the bones become weak and are more likely to break. Fosamax is in a class of drugs that slow or inhibit the loss of bone mass and have been in use since 1995 to prevent and treat osteoporosis and similar diseases.
A recent report by The Food and Drug Administration warns consumers of a possible risk of rare thigh bone (femoral) fractures in people who take Fosamax to treat osteoporosis. The agency warned patients and health care professionals of this risk on Oct. 13, 2010, because the rare type of femoral fracture has been predominantly reported in patients taking this drug. Fosamax fractures can occur during low impact activities and are particularly unusual since the femur is one of the strongest bones in the body and thus one of the hardest to break.
The drug manufacturer, Merck, should have known about the fractures and should have warned the public of its possible side effects.
If you have a broken femur due to taking Fosamax, contact the law firm of Nolan Caddell Reynolds today for a free consultation. Our lawyers can get you the relief you deserve.