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August 27, 2007

Seven Texas Residents Sue Merck Over Fosamax

Seven southeast Texas residents who developed osteonecrosis of the jaw after taking osteoporosis drug Fosamax are suing Merck.

In their suit, the plaintiffs allege Fosamax is "defective, dangerous to human health, unfit and unsuitable to be marketed and sold in commerce and lacked the proper warnings as to the dangers associated with its ingestion."

The suit also alleges Merck pharmaceutical reps bribed physicians to prescribe Fosamax, and that the company knew of the medication's dangerous side effect but "maliciously" marketed the drug anyway.

View our page on Fosamax side effects to read what others have experienced with this drug or to share your own experience.

Seven locals sue Merck for "jaw death"

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