If your doctor was to prescribe you a "bone-sparing" drug, such as Fosamax, or Aledronate and you were aware that the US courts are filling up with cases alleging that these drugs were the cause of increased fracture risk, would you still take the drug?
Look at these figures for Fosamax alone!
Fosamax femur fracture lawsuits numbers as of March 31, 2015:
515 cases have been filed in California state court for femur fracture1,040 were pending in the Fosamax femur fracture MDL in federal court; and
3,050 cases have been filed in New Jersey state court for femur fracture
975 cases alleging osteonecrosis of the jaw
Yikes! I wonder what the figures are in New Zealand where it is next to impossible to sue for this kind of harm?
Source of these figures below (refer PDF - pages 20-21).
You will get a fright when you see all the cases pending for osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) as well (this refers to the death of the jaw bone which is a horrific side effect of these drugs):
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