The evidence is growing by the day that so-called bone-sparing drugs like Fosamax (a member of the bisphosphonate class of drugs), to treat osteoporosis, have absolutely no benefit for bone health, other than for people with bone cancer and it is encouraging that the US courts are beginning to agree.
Thousands of cases are now before the US courts for just one of these drugs alone; but there are several more, including Alendronate which is advertised by Jude Dobson on national television in New Zealand as a convention once a year infusion.
These drugs do nothing for bone health: they work by killing the cells in the bone that remodel and remove old bone. The end result is dead bone that will snap with the slightest provocation. This is really bizarre if not outright barbaric: these drugs cause exactly the harm they claim to prevent! The most common, including death of the jaw bone is femur fracture. I am also aware of cases of fracture of the spine that has accelerated a few years after being prescribed these drugs.
Let me assure you that there are safe and healthy alternatives to these toxic and harmful drugs. They should not be prescribed in New Zealand while there is obviously so much legal action happening in the US alleging harm. Besides, it is no mystery why this harm is happening - we know how the drug causes the bone death - that's what it is intended to do - kill your bones!
My advice is this: Don't take it!
Run for the clinic door if this drug is ever suggested. If you, or a loved one, has been taking any of this class of drug, the healthiest thing you can do is to stop taking it immediately. There are no side effects from sudden cessation of this class of drug, other than feeling better.
Contact an alternative health professional for advice about healthy things you can do for strong, healthy bones.
If you are not sure about what to do, you are welcome to contact me and I will do the best I can to assist you.
For more about this topic, please read the bulletin below from Tom Lamb Law and the links to other articles I have written. If you think you may have been harmed by one of these drugs you might like to drop him a line to check what your rights and options are. Tom is one of the Good Guys.
June 2014 Fosamax - Femur Fracture Litigation Update: Thousands Of Cases Pending, But No Trial Dates Currently Scheduled In Federal Court MDL Nor New Jersey Multicounty Litigation
Merck Corporate SEC Filing for First Quarter 2014 Provides Information About Numbers Of Lawsuits In Various Court Jurisdictions Being Worked Up For Some Possible Trials In The Future