Pamela Hines is a 52 year old woman who was taking Fosamax and is suing Merck. She was diagnosed with osteonecrosis of the jaw last year after having a tooth extracted.
"For Hines, the aftermath has been devastating. Now unemployed, she receives an intravenous antibiotic - ironically made by Merck - to help clear the infection in her mouth. She also undergoes hyperbaric treatment five days a week." (sltrib.com)