Fosamax Linked to Femur Fractures

A study published in the current edition of Orthopedic Trauma associates the drug Fosamax with femur fractures. This is significant since prior to this journal study, Fosamax had been linked to jaw necrosis and not femur fractures. The study noted that these fractures were not occurring in femurs that appeared to be osteoporotic.
The study comes as more bad news for Merck whose bisphosphonates drug Fosamax is already facing lawsuits from those who’ve suffered jaw bone death. Now, Merck may face lawsuits stemming from femur fractures.