Drugs containing bisphosphonates, such as Actonel, Aredia, Atelvia, Boniva, Fosamax, Reclast, and Zometa, are generally marketed for prevention or treatment of bone loss / osteoporosis.
However a recent study has shown that long term use of bisphosphonates increases the risk of some fractures, including subtrochanteric and femur fractures.
Based on FDA review, as of October 2010, the FDA required the inclusion of a Medication Guide for these drugs, to inform patients of the possible increased fracture risk.
Fosamax multidistrict litigation
Currently there are two distinct venues of litigation, one for jaw cases, and one for other cases such as femur fractures.
What should you do?
If you, or someone you know, have been treated with medication containing bisphosphonates, such as Actonel, Aredia, Atelvia, Boniva, Fosamax, Reclast, and Zometa, and have experienced any hip, leg, or thigh pain or fractures, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Anyone suffering from the effects of these medications may have a right to seek compensation for his/her losses. Our dangerous drugs attorneys are reviewing new cases of those injured and are ready and able to assist. Anyone injured may contact us directly at 1-800-738-0449, or contact us through our website at www.lawyernc.com.