Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuits Climbing to 3,500 Filed Cases
- Ennis & Ennis
10/24/2012 - According to various court documents in New Jersey and California, there are now nearly 3,500 Fosamax femur fracture lawsuits filed in state and federal courts in New Jersey and California. As of October 19, 2012, there were 2,361 Fosamax cases filed in New Jersey state court, approximately 500 Fosamax cases filed in California and approximately 630 more Fosamax lawsuits filed in the federal MDL. It is anticipated that additional lawsuits will be filed in St. Louis in the upcoming months as well. The first Fosamax femur cases will be tried on March 4, 2013 in NJ state court before the Honorable Carol Higbee and on April 8, 2013 before the Honorable Joel Pisano in the New Jersey federal court MDL litigation.
The femur fracture cases arose out of the thousands of women who took the osteoporosis medication, Fosamax, and suffered atypical, non-traumatic femur fractures. Studies have proven that atypical femur fractures are associated with use of bisphosphonates, including Fosamax. To make matters worse, Merck aggressively marketed its drug, not only to patients with osteoporosis, but also to women with the highly controversial “diagnosis” of osteopenia. According to experts at Consumer Reports, the drug has shown to be only moderately more effective than a placebo, even in patients with osteoporosis and yet has the potential to cause such devastating injuries.
It should be embarrassing to Merck and the FDA that according to Forbes Magazine, Merck made over $3 billion a year off of Fosamax, which likely would not have been approved had its clinical trials lasted longer. Ironically, Merck is about to launch another drug for osteoporosis called Odanacatib for, “women who need continued therapy and who want benefits beyond what they received form bisphosphonates,” noted a senior Merck research executive, not realizing the irony.
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