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Shameless Drug Company Still Cashing in on Bone Market

There are 3 comments on the OpEdNews story from Oct 13, 2012, titled Shameless Drug Company Still Cashing in on Bone Market. In it, OpEdNews reports that:

The year 1999 was a good one for the drug company Merck. In its 64 page annual report, it predicted that the arthritis medicine Vioxx would also prevent Alzheimer's disease and colon cancer.

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Idaho Falls, ID

#1 Oct 21, 2012
It is undeniable that osteoporosis drugs also offer numerous benefits to patients, especially those who have a higher risk of fractures than others. It is also known that side effects come with every medication. It's best to keep a cautious mindset to possibly minimize this risk. However, certain osteoporosis drugs may still cause harm or injury even after a patient has adhered to the drug therapy. Fosamax, for instance, has been linked to femur fractures which has disheartened many patients as osteoporosis drugs are meant to prevent them. News and updates about Fosamax found at may be of great help to people concerned and interested.
Justin T

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Oct 26, 2012
Since it first came on the market, Fosamax research has linked the osteoporosis drug to several benefits. Unfortunately, it has also associated it with some side-effects that have caused manufacturer's Merck no end of controversy.

Phoenix, AZ

#5 Nov 19, 2012
After it has been found out that Fosamax, a bone drug manufactured by Merck & Co, is causing a lot of problems in women, such as strange incidences of femur fractures, the Food and Drug Administration has noticed that the drug is still heavily marketed to women. This pharmaceutical formulation has been also reported to cause osteonecrosis of the jaw (death of jawbone tissue), atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) and esophageal cancer. These unfortunate events has resulted to a number of lawsuits filed against Merck & Co. For more information, you may refer at .

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