Fosamax (Alendronate) is a type of drug known as a bisphosphonate. It is designed to strengthen bone in people suffering from osteoporosis. However, the drug can have the reverse effect and weaken bones instead: leading to a serious bone disease called osteonecrosis or “dead jaw” a disease in which a patient’s jaw bone rots and dies resulting in, amongst other conditions, a loosening of teeth, severe infections, swelling and increased risk of femur bone fractures.
Merck & Co., the manufacturer of Fosamax, marketed Fosamax aggressively and today has more than $3 billion in annual sales. Doctors wrote 22.4 million prescriptions for Fosamax in the U.S. last year.
Recent breaking news in the Wall Street Journal reported claims that Merck, the manufacturer of Fosamax, sold and heavily marketed the drug as safe, despite knowing about its dangerous side effects.
Additionally, that it failed to timely change its label to reflect the risk of their product
If you suspect that you or your loved one has suffered any serious side effects from Fosamax or any other pharmaceutical products please don’t hesitate to contact us at Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky on 212-732-3665 for a free consultation. You may very well be entitled to compensation for your injuries.