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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-08-07 10:32 AM
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48. Jaw Dropping Alarmism-Merck Braces for Flood of Fosamax Lawsuits
Why don't these darn alarmists trust Merck???

Here's some "jaw dropping" alarmism:

Osteoporosis Medication Can Destroy Patients' Jawbones

The connection of Fosamax to necrosis began to surface about five years ago
when oral surgeons and dentists began noticing a higher than expected incidence of jaw decay in those taking Fosamax.

Initially it was thought that the drug posed a risk only to cancer patients. But more recently, oral surgeons have become convinced that Fosamax and similar drugs can cause the painful and dangerous jawbone death for other patients when taken over a long period of time.

The American Association of Endondontists recently issued a statement recommending that dental surgeons should check on whether patients take Fosamax prior to working on their teeth...

Oh, there's the alarmists at the Mayo Clinic too:

Primary Surgical Therapy for Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Secondary to Bisphosphonate Therapy

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