Esophageal cancer linked to osteoporosis drugs

Dec 31, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Reuters RSS Reuters.com

Merck's popular osteoporosis drug Fosamax and other similar drugs may carry a risk for esophageal cancer, a Food and Drug Administration official said on Wednesday.

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maryl

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Apr 7, 2009
 
I took Actenol in 2005 for one year..in 2006 I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer Stage 4..I am afraid to take any med for bone loss in the future. I have been diagnosed with severe osteopenia and my Docs what me to do an infusion of reclast..I am not so sure

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Mobile, AL

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Jun 29, 2010
 
maryl wrote:
I took Actenol in 2005 for one year..in 2006 I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer Stage 4..I am afraid to take any med for bone loss in the future. I have been diagnosed with severe osteopenia and my Docs what me to do an infusion of reclast..I am not so sure
We are going to have to come together and talk to the president about this drug Actonel and the others also. If we do not we are all going to die from it. And no one is going to be held accountable for Our deaths. We do not want to die from pharmaceuticals drugs and we do not have to die from medications and there side effects. If President Obama can talk to BP concerning the oil spill he can talk to us too. And in my heart I believe he will. Brenda Kidd
John

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Dec 29, 2011
 
It seems like the adverse effects of these kind of drugs just kept on increasing. Now, there's more problems aside from http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com/fe... .
Jim Parks

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Mar 9, 2012
 
Fosamax has been linked to various ailments. femur fracture, osteonecrosis of the jaw and now esophageal cancer. The drug manufacturer Merck should consider this and conduct an in depth study on this before it can cause more harm to many.
http://www.rotlaw.com/fosamax/
Cesar B

Atlanta, GA

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Jul 21, 2012
 
This is a rare but difficult condition to treat that people should be mindful of when taking biphosphonate osteoporosis medication like Fosamax
http://fosamaxsideeffects.beep.com/
Carmina A

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Aug 15, 2012
 
There is evidence to support the increased risk of this complication resulting from taking bisphosphonates like Fosamax. http://www.fosamaxclassactionlawsuit.com
Michael

Lombard, IL

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Aug 15, 2012
 
Drugs in the biphosphonates class generally are quite effective when it comes to treating common bone-related problems such as spine fractures. But Fosamax has has issues regarding long-term use and its relation to causing atypical fractures. The site http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com has more info on this .
Geoff E

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Sep 6, 2012
 
There are more studies that link this and other rare and harmful side-effects with Fosamax use that has lead to injury suits against its manufacturer's. Read more about it here. http://www.fosamaxclassactionlawsuit.com
Diann

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Sep 8, 2012
 
That sounds bad. High levels of metal in your blood is dangerous to your health. Ask your doctor about your inquiry. Know that various DePuy ASR lawsuit have been pursued by the victimized patients of the company’s defective hip devices.

See http://www.depuyhipreplacementlawsuit.com for more information.
Van

Phoenix, AZ

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Oct 31, 2012
 
It is uncertain if bisphosphonate drugs may cause esophageal cancers. However, use of oral bisphosphonates has been linked to inflammation of the esophags, called esophagitis, primary in patients who have not used the drug according to directions. For more information, you may also refer at http://www.fosamaxinjurylawsuitcenter.com

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