As of this writing (Jan. 2011) the website for Fosamax.com is not available. Why?
From the first through the third quarter of 2010, Fosamax sales totaled $692 million.
Fosamax debilitating injuries include femur fractures, necrosis of the jaw-jawbone fails to heal (ONJ), esophagus cancer, atrial fibrillation or irregular heartbeat, severe joint and/or muscle pain.
In patients who suffered femur fractures, their x-rays resembled more like an injury from a car accident than a minimal fall. Unfortunately, research has never been done as to how long women should remain on bisphosphonates-like drugs such as Fosamax.
Once ingested, Fosamax remains in the bones indefinitely and can upset the delicate balance between the osteoblasts cells that put calcium in bone and the osteoclasts cells that take calcium away.
Expert theories vary but the effects of Fosamax can remain in your body for 2 years, 5 years, or 10 years.
Long Term side Effects
People who take Fosamax long term may learn that Fosamax makes bones brittle instead of strengthening the bones. Taking Fosamax longer than necessary can be dangerous because doctors have not determined how the purge the body from Fosamax buildup.
If you or your wife or mother has suffered femur fractures, jawbone death, esophagus cancer, or irregular heartbeat caused by taking Fosamax - you may be entitled to a Fosamax lawsuit.
Every state has a statute of limitations for how long the injured party or a family member on their behalf can file a lawsuit. In Arizona and Pennsylvania, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date when the injury occurred. Don't lose the privilege to file.