Fosamax Femur Fractures

October 11, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Patients who experienced a Fosamax fracture of the femur, hip, or thigh bone after taking the drug.
Damages
Fosamax has been linked to osteonecrosis of the jaw (dead jaw) and spontaneous femur fractures.
Company(ies)
Merck
Additional Details
Fosamax treats osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
Date
The Fosamax label was updated to include the risk of dead jaw in July 2005 and the risk of femur fractures in October 2010.