On Friday, two panels from the United States Food and Drug Administration will meet in order to evaluate the potential danger of long-term use of the drug Fosamax, according to news reports.
The bisphosphonate drug is used to treat osteoporosis in men and women. The FDA will discuss whether or not time restrictions be placed on the drug’s usage, requiring the user to cease use for certain periods of time. The safety review comes in response to studies that linked atypical femur fractures and long-term use of the drug.
Thousands of individuals have already filed lawsuits against Merck, the drug’s manufacturer, citing failure to provide sufficient warning of the drug’s risks and long-term effects.
, it is my hope that the FDA will take measures to protect consumers. If you or someone you care about has taken Fosamax and been injured as a result of your usage, I recommend contacting a personal injury lawyer, as you may be entitled to compensation for your injury, medical bills, loss of wages and more. Our law firm of personal injury experts is here to help you and your family.