Bone density drugs have been linked to serious injury including inflammation of bone marrow, femur bone fractures, necrosis of the jaw (bone decay and death) and in some cases, an increased risk of esophageal (throat) cancer.
Research indicates that the formulations of these frequently prescribed bone density drugs can reduce osteoporosis (bone loss) in the first three to five years of taking the drug.
After three years, the benefits have been shown to decrease while the risks increase, though serious side effects and injury could occur at any time. See the PBS NewsHour video below.
Fosamax®, manufactured by Merck & Co., the most popular of these drugs for bone density loss and Paget’s disease, is one of the first to have been linked to these serious, difficult to treat and potentially irreversible conditions. There have also been deaths reported.
If you or someone you know has taken bone density drugs and experienced these serious conditions or died, contact the dangerous and defective drug attorneys at the Harman Law Firm by calling (404) 554-0777. Learn your legal options and if you are eligible for compensation.
Bone density drugs currently on the market
Law firms are representing clients who have experienced bone density injury, individually and in class action. This list includes the drugs that have been implicated, all taken orally unless indicated below:
- Actonel® (risedronate)
- Aredia® (pamidronate), administered intravenously, into the blood stream
- Boniva® (ibandronate)
- Didronel® (etidronate)
- Evista® (raloxifene HCI)
- Fosamax® (alendronate)
- Reclast® (zoledronic acid) administered intravenously, into the blood stream
- Skelid® (tiludronate)
- Zometa® (zoledronic acid)
In 2010, the FDA was sufficiently concerned to require labeling changes on all of the bisphosphonate drugs listed above with the exception of Evista® which is an estrogen hormone.
Contact our firm today for a no cost, no obligation initial consultation or call (404) 554-0777. There may be a time limit to file a claim or join a class action.
The Harman Law Firm represents clients across the country who have been injured by dangerous and defective drugs and medical devices.