FDA official: Bone drugs pose small c...

FDA official: Bone drugs pose small cancer risk

There are 11 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 2, 2009, titled FDA official: Bone drugs pose small cancer risk. In it, Newsday reports that:

The family of bone-strengthening drugs called bisphosphonates - best known by the brand names Fosamax, Actonel and Boniva - pose a small risk of causing esophageal cancer, a Food and Drug Administration ...

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Why

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Jan 4, 2009
Sure makes my wife happy on this drug
to know this when treating her bone loss issues.
Enough already, from" modern medicine".
How the heck did my ancestors live so long
at the turn of the last century without all this junk?.
We also have read about jawbones cracking like glass
from Fasomex,Yikes!
Seriously

Springfield, VA

#2 Jan 4, 2009
Why wrote:
Sure makes my wife happy on this drug
to know this when treating her bone loss issues.
Enough already, from" modern medicine".
How the heck did my ancestors live so long
at the turn of the last century without all this junk?.
We also have read about jawbones cracking like glass
from Fasomex,Yikes!
Are you also aware that Fosamax has been linked to heart arrhythmias. Doubles your atrial fibrillation risk-
Scared by Big Pharma

Brookfield, MA

#3 Jan 20, 2009
Does this surprise us??? do we remember Vioxx? How many lies there?
Repeat after me: The drug companies exist to make money..not save lives.
It is about the bottom line people, and you are just a number to them..a BIG number since millions of prescriptions for this crap (poision) are written every month.
Wake up!!! Give up your soda and your coffee, take your vitamin D, calcium and magnesium and get off your duffs. A pill is NOT the answer here folks.
How did we become the pill society? I think the "bad" thing about the discovery of penicillin has been we "expect" a pill to cure everything.
Sorry, it just aint so.
Remember the 90's catch phrase..Just say NO!. Well we need to do that with our MD's. Sorry Dr. NO. I'll swallow those pills when you and your family do!!
none of your business

Maple, Canada

#4 Oct 29, 2009
is therre a

? actonel l50mg. nearly killed me, what about fosavance?
Scared by Big Pharma

Worcester, MA

#5 Oct 30, 2009
NYOB:

ANd you want to try another one, why?

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice shame on ME!
LIVE and learn. You aren't doing the learning part.
NO pill is magically going to regrow bone. PERIOD.
ALL of these "wonder pills" are unsafe.
HOW DID our ancestors survive? Oh yeah, they got out and worked in the sun (vitamin D) and exercised (weight bearing) which kept their bones strong. No magic pill needed.
John

San Jose, CA

#6 Oct 13, 2011
Bisphosphonates like Fosamax have been known to cause problems on the esophagus that is why it is best to take these drugs with precautions. More than that, these drugs have also been reported to cause other serious side effects like the death of a jaw bone tissue or an atypical fracture of the femur http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com
Troy

Chicago, IL

#7 Nov 29, 2011
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) already released warnings about the risks of bone medications. Also, http://www.depuyhipreplacementlawsuit.com provides a vast range of information about an example of a dangerous bone replacement product (DePuy hip replacement). Consult your doctor if you experience or suspect any bone problems.
Jim Parks

New York, NY

#9 Mar 2, 2012
See? Fosamax does not only cause fosamax femur fracture but may also cause other bone related illnesses. This should stop, the manufacturer should be let to answer the fosamax lawsuits.
Jim Parks

New York, NY

#10 Mar 2, 2012
See? Fosamax does not only cause fosamax femur fracture but may also cause other bone related illnesses. This should stop, the manufacturer should be let to answer the fosamax lawsuits. http://www.rotlaw.com/fosamax/
James V

Chicago, IL

#11 Jun 29, 2012
This news is sad and just one more in the list of problems associated with biphosphonates. For other info on more side-effects of biphosphonates, take a look here. http://fosamaxbonefrac.altervista.org/
Shirly L

Hillsboro, OR

#12 Oct 13, 2012
It's good that the FDA recognizes more of the risks associated with this popular osteoporosis drug. It something that people need to be made aware of. http://www.fosamaxclassactionlawsuit.com

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