Judith Graves, a 67-year-old retired investigator for the United States Army, developed a rare medical condition called jawbone death after taking Fosamax , a drug used by millions of American women with thinning bones.
Merck says 'goodbye, Fosamax ,' launches authorized generic.
Merck put Fosamax and its $3 billion in total 2007 sales in its rear-view mirror yesterday, following the lapse of patent protection on the osteoporosis.
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Merck suffered another huge blow after a federal appeals court judge invalidated its patent for Fosamax , the company's second best-selling product.
Can Fosamax and Other Osteoporosis Drugs Contribute to Bone Fractures.
Fosamax, Other Bisphosphonate Drugs Studied.
The bisphosphonate class of osteoporosis drugs -- including Actonel, Atelvia, Boniva, Fosamax, Reclast, and generics -- may raise the risk of thigh bone fracture, the FDA warns.