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2012-07-24 23:03:52

Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit alleging that Merck´s Fosamax (alendronate) caused two femur fractures in a Maryland woman. According to the suit, Fosamax and other bisphosphonates can increase the risk of atypical femur fractures. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 24, 2012 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, has filed a Fosamax lawsuit naming Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Merck & Co., Inc. and...

2012-07-17 23:01:39

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the severe side effects of the drug Fosamax, has learned that researchers have found a link between the drug and cancer of the esophagus. New York (PRWEB) July 17, 2012 A study recently presented to the 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting concludes that the drug alendronate–sold under the brand name Fosamax–is likely linked to cancer of the esophagus. According to the study´s...

2012-07-16 23:02:52

Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit on behalf of an Indiana woman who suffered a left and right femur fracture after taking Fosamax, an oral bisphosphonate. According to the FDA, bisphosphonates may not provide any long-term benefits while simultaneously increasing the risk of atypical femur fractures. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 16, 2012 Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit on behalf of an Indiana woman who suffered a left and right femur fracture after taking Fosamax, an oral...

2012-07-14 23:03:30

Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered a left atypical femur fracture, allegedly due to using Fosamax (alendronate). Fosamax is part of a class of drugs known as bisphosphonates, which studies have linked to large bone fractures. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, has filed a lawsuit alleging that Fosamax caused a left femur fracture and other...

2012-06-12 23:01:41

A study published online in May 2012, by the Archives of Internal Medicine, a publication of the American Medical Association, revealed that atypical femoral fractures were associated with bisphosphonate (including Fosamax) use. Fosamax, manufactured by Merck, belongs to the class of drugs known as bisphosphonates. It was approved by the FDA in 1995 and developed to treat post-menopausal osteoporosis and Paget's disease of bone. On March 3rd, 2010, the U.S FDA issued a drug safety...

2012-05-22 08:41:43

Treatment with bisphosphonate therapy appears to be associated with an increased risk of atypical fractures of the femur, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. "Current evidence suggests that there is an association between bisphosphonate therapy and atypical femoral fractures, but the extent of this risk remains unclear," according to Raphael P. H. Meier, M.D., and colleagues from University Hospitals of Geneva and...

2012-05-16 11:07:11

Bone cancer-related fractures and pain can be reduced by drug treatment, but no one drug is superior, according to a review published in The Cochrane Library. Researchers undertook a systematic review of the current evidence on bisphosphonate drugs, which are used to prevent bone damage in multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that grows in and on bones, and can cause fractures in long bones and the spine. Severe back pain is a common symptom. Bisphosphonate drugs may help...


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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