Category Archives: Bisphosphonates

Featured Stories

Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

Read More

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

Read More

Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

Read More

Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

Read More

Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

Read More

Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

Read More

Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

Read More

Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

Read More

Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

Read More

Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

Read More

Conflicting Studies on Oral Bisphosphonates, Esophageal Cancer Yield Confusion

Federal drug regulators in the U.S. are currently reviewing two conflicting studies examining a possible association between oral bisphosphonates, like Fosamax, and esophageal cancer. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, it’s difficult to discern which of the … Continue reading

Posted in Bisphosphonates, Pharmaceuticals | Tagged |

Long-Term Fosamax Use May Raise Esophageal Cancer Risk

Oral bisphosphonates, including Fosamax, may increase risks for esophageal cancer if they are used for longer than 5 years. In September 2010, a study published in the British Medical Journal found that people who had taken the oral bisphosphonates over … Continue reading

Posted in Bisphosphonates, Pharmaceuticals |

Eye Disorders Another Possible Bisphosphonate Side Effect

Fosamax and other bisphosphonates used by millions of women to prevent osteoporosis may make it more likely that they will suffer anterior uveitis and scleritis, serious inflammatory eye disorders. Uveitis is inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, which … Continue reading

Posted in Bisphosphonates, Fosamax, Pharmaceuticals |

Bisphosphonate Litigation Moving Forward, As FDA Approves Generic Boniva

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week approved the first generic versions of the bisphosphonate, ibandronate (Boniva). The announcement comes just as litigation involving bisphosphonate side effect lawsuits is heating up in both state and federal courts. Ibandronate … Continue reading

Posted in Bisphosphonates, Pharmaceuticals |

National Law Firm Files 36 Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuits

Earlier this month, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed 36 Fosamax femur fracture lawsuits in the Fosamax side effects mass tort currently underway in New Jersey Superior Court. All of the lawsuits allege that the long-term use … Continue reading

Posted in Bisphosphonates, Fosamax, Pharmaceuticals |

Stopping Bisphosphonates May Reduce Femur Fracture Risk

Stopping bisphosphonates, a class of osteoporosis drugs that builds bone, could reduce risks for femur fracture by half, according to growing research. The rare, but serious, thigh bone fracture, known as atypical femur fracture, has been linked to oral bisphosphonates … Continue reading

Posted in Bisphosphonates, Pharmaceuticals |

Judge Refuses To Overturn Zometa Dead Jaw Verdict

A federal judge has refused to overturn a verdict Zometa dead jaw lawsuit. Previously, a jury agreed that the drug maker neglected to appropriately warn about the risks connected to its bone-strengthening medications, Zometa and Aredia, such as severe jaw … Continue reading

Posted in Bisphosphonates, Pharmaceuticals |

Fosamax, Other Osteoporosis Drugs Need Stronger Warnings, FDA Advisors Say

A panel of Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advisors said on Friday that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/fosamax">Fosamax and similar bone drugs need stronger warnings regarding duration of use because of their possible long-term risks. But the panel could not agree if use … Continue reading

Posted in Bisphosphonates, Fosamax, Pharmaceuticals |

Five Years on Fosamax, Other Bone Drugs May be Adequate, FDA Says

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/fosamax">Fosamax, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/actonel">Actonel, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Boniva">Boniva and other oral bisphosphonates don’t have to be taken beyond five years in order to prevent broken bones from osteoporosis, a new U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) report says. The report was released … Continue reading

Posted in Bisphosphonates, Fosamax, Pharmaceuticals |

FDA Panel to Discuss Long-Term Use of Fosamax, other Bone Drugs

A U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel is set to examine the safety of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Bisphosphonates">oral bisphosphonates later this week. The FDA advisory panel meeting, set to start of Friday, is being convened because of concerns that long-term … Continue reading

Posted in Bisphosphonates |

© 2005-2018 Parker Waichman LLP ®. All Rights Reserved.