Merck and Fosamax

It appears the manufacturer of Fosamax, the osteoporosis drug, knew about potential serious problems with the drug back in 2004. Fosamax belongs to a family of drugs called bisphosphonates which are believed to cause a severe osteonecrosis. Merck has made $3million from Fosamax and didn’t want to change its labeling for fear of declining sales. Sound familiar?