The Fosamax Debate Goes On

Evelyn Pringle has written a great piece on the side effects of Fosamax and the way the debate over what to do about it.

Evelyn Pringle has written a great piece on the side effects of Fosamax and the debate over what to do about it.

Merck's second-best selling drug, Fosamax, has been linked to jaw bone death, a condition that can involve severe pain, infection, loose teeth, exposed bone, loss of function and disfigurement, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. And yet sales of the drug remain steady with no decrease whatsoever.

Merck Keeps Right On Pushing Fosamax

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Hello!

Fosamax is a pretty rough medication when you have needs for dental care. My doctor tried to give it to me, but with the ONJ risks I chose another, non-bisphosphonate.

I found this article that is pretty good in its descriptions of the Fosamax risks: Fosamax and ONJ Disorders

Hope this helps. Being armed with knowledge definitely keeps you out of harms way.

Cary

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