Fosomax Press Release Draft

Irvine, CA- Thousands of women are filing suit against Merck for serious and life altering side effects as the result of taking Fosomax.  Merck has dismissed their pain and suffering as isolated incidents but as the reported cases swell into the thousands, it is becoming impossible to ignore that Merck is gambling with women’s health on this defective drug.  

Fosomax (alendronate sodium ,a bisphosphonate drug) is generally prescribed to post- menopausal women to combat the increased risk of osteoporosis.  Merck developed the drug to rebuild bone density in women with osteoporosis and as a preventative measure for high risk women who had not yet developed osteoporosis.   However, long term users began reporting significant side effects associated with its use.  At the 5 year mark, women began to report severe and life altering side effects.  These included jaw bone death, severe thigh bone fractures, esophageal cancer, kidney damage, and vision degeneration.  In light of these serious side effects, the FDA maintains that women without osteoporosis receive few to no benefits taking these drugs and instead place themselves at significant risk for damaging their health.

Between 2005 and 2009, doctors wrote an alarming 150 prescriptions for bisphosphonates.  As medication periods near the 5 year mark, thousands of women are experiencing serious side effects which would never have occurred without taking this dangerous drug. And thousands of women are filing suit against the defective drug’s manufacturer, Merck, for compromising their health.

If you or a loved one has taken Fosomax and have experienced these serious side effects, you may be entitled to compensation.  You do not need to suffer while your medical bills are piling up.  Call us today for a free and confidential case review and consultation.

Candace McGurk is an experienced and compassionate trial attorney with years of product liability experience.  She has the expertise necessary to fight the pharmaceutical companies over their dangerous prescription drugs.  With over 30 years of trial experience, Wright &McGurk Law is one of the leaders in representing injured people and family members who have lost loved ones due to negligence.  We fight zealously on your behalf to achieve the justice that you deserve.  Call us today at (800) 471-0346.