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Fosamax Attorneys

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Nationwide

Fosamax is a prescription drug manufactured by the pharmaceutical giant Merck and intended for use in the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis and other degenerative bone conditions. Sadly, the drug seems to have the opposite effect in many patients, potentially increasing the risk for a severe jaw disorder and femur fractures.

The Philadelphia product liability attorneys at Golomb & Honik are currently evaluating claims from patients who were prescribed Fosamax and may have suffered related health problems. Our accomplished lawyers have successfully represented dangerous drug victims from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and across the United States.

Fosamax and Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Fosamax was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and introduced to the marketplace in 1995. The drug was marketed as a means for preventing bone breakdown and increasing bone density.

Within years, however, Fosamax was linked to osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), a disease in which the jaw bone progressively weakens as the bone cells die. The condition results in pain, infection, loose teeth and exposed bone.

Fosamax and Femur Fractures

As the relation between Fosamax and ONJ was strengthened by mounting research, reports of femur fractures in patients taking Fosamax began to increase. In 2010, the FDA issued a black box warning to Merck, requiring that labeling for Fosamax include an additional advisory about Fosamax’s potential for heightening the risk of femur fractures.

The possible health hazards of Fosamax continue to be investigated, and the drug has been associated with other side-effects including:

  • Esophagitis
  • Esophageal ulcers
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Soft tissue infections

If you were prescribed Fosamax and suffered a femur fracture or ONJ, please contact the Philadelphia-based dangerous drug attorneys at Golomb & Honik for a free case consultation. We welcome prospective clients from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and nationwide.

Golomb & Honik

215.985.9177 | 855.889.5389

1515 Market Street , Suite 1100 Philadelphia, PA 19102