More Bad News
by Jeffrey Dach MD
Two separate studies revealed that Fosamax disturbs bone formation, and is implicated in spontaneous mid-femur fractures.
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Reports of Spontaneous Mid Femur Fracture on Fosamax
Clarita Odvina MD reported nine cases of spontaneous femur fracture on Fosamax (Alendronate).
Dr. Goh, a doctor in Singapore, identified nine more cases in his 2007 report of subtrochanteric femur fractures with minimal trauma in women on long term Fosamax.
Joseph M Lane MD reported 15 cases of spontaneous femur fracture in women on Fosamax (Alendronate). His report appeared in the New England Journal March 20, 2008.
Lane found that "ten of the 15 patients were found to share a unique radiographic pattern, defined as a simple transverse or oblique (30) fracture with beaking of the cortex and diffuse cortical thickening of the proximal femoral shaft."
The entire bisphosphonate class of osteoporosis drugs is implicated. This includes all of the drugs for osteoporosis such as Boniva, Actonel, Reclast, Fosamax,etc.