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Fosamax Femur Fracture Alert: Questioning Bone Density Testing and Treatment

There are 4 comments on the The Beaumont Enterprise story from Aug 29, 2012, titled Fosamax Femur Fracture Alert: Questioning Bone Density Testing and Treatment. In it, The Beaumont Enterprise reports that:

Fosamax Femur Fracture Alert: Questioning Bone Density Testing and Treatment Fosamax femur fractures and other side effects associated with bisphosphonates continue to raise questions in the medical community, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.* On August 27, 2012, the New York Times tackled the issue of testing and treating women for bone ... (more)

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West Chicago, IL

#1 Aug 31, 2012
Fosamax has issues regarding its long-term use for treating bone related problems. Usually, patients who are using them for a five year regimen are the ones commonly affected. Read it here for more info: .

Phoenix, AZ

#2 Sep 7, 2012
Health experts have indeed been recommending early detection in women in an effort to identify any risks and start with a subsequent treatment when necesssary. Although this has also been a growing issue as younger patients have also been reported to be receiving treatment a little too early. Prolonged exposure to bisphosphonates like Fosamax have been linked to adverse events like thighbone fractures. It helps to get educated of these side effects and related legal claims, visit for more helpful information.
Den G

Hillsboro, OR

#3 Sep 8, 2012
It's interesting that more and more experts are advising patients to skip rigorous bone testing because studies are showing that this method while helpful on occassion for checking on your bone density doesn't increase in utility the more you have it. It is simply a drain on funds the more you use it. Reasonable times for check-up like once every 6 months if your bone density is stable and more if you need to monitor your risk for developing fractures. It all depends on the individual case.

Phoenix, AZ

#4 Nov 9, 2012
Recently a class of drugs called bisphosphonates (including Fosamax) has come under attack of being linked to bone density problems, cancer and heart problems, which has led to a number of Fosamax lawsuits. With millions of people taking Fosamax medication and other bisphosphonate drugs, doctors taking these allegations very seriously. As a patient, it is important to understand how bisphosphonate works, when and how should you take them, and why they could pose a threat to your health. For more information, you may also refer at .

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