Osteoporosis drug companies are going to court over bone drug claims. According to Larry Neumeister of the ASSOCIATED PRESS, NEW YORK, the two giant drug companies are waging in Manhattan federal court to wage war over claims about the relative value of these drugs aimed at protecting older women. Contact us for a free legal consultation about your Fosamax injury Lawsuit
These companies are suing each other. The question is, should you file a lawsuit against one of these companies if you were harmed by the side effects? These companies seem to be pushing doctors to use their drugs. So much pressure is being put on doctors that according to P&G lawyer Harold Weinberger, Hoffman-LaRoche has engaged in "an orchestrated, intentional campaign" to tell doctors and consumers that Boniva is as effective as its drug, Actonel, and the market leader Fosamax, from Merck & Co.
The real question for us is, "Are these drugs safe?" What has your experience been with these drugs? Are you suffering from side effects? Do you think that this marketing battle has spilled over and is affecting your doctors ability to know the truth? Are these companies being honest with the medical community. According to this lawsuit, apparently not. This means that you and your doctor may be stuck in the middle of a turf war between big companies wanting to sell you their drugs.
According to the AP article, the lawsuit was brought in U.S. District Court,"P&G said Boniva has been proven effective only against spinal fractures while Actonel has also been proven to reduce the risk of clavicle, hip, humerus, leg, pelvis and wrist fractures, and Fosamax has been proven to reduce the risk of hip and wrist fractures." However, we are concerned that these drugs may adversely impact femur bone health and jaw bone health under certain circumstances. In the case of the femur, by preventing the body from replacing old bone with new bone, thereby creating micro-fractures that accumulate and end up being serious, and in the case of the jaw bone, by causing ONJ (osteonecrosis of the jaw bone) by decreasing the number of healthy blood flow carrying blood cells.
According to the allegations, "It is dangerous to tell people and even doctors that something has been proven when it hasn't been proven," Weinberger said. We agree! Contact our lawyers if you are concerned about Boniva or Actonel side effects. At stake in the lawsuit is control of the more than $3 billion U.S. market for drugs that help to build bone density. But what is really at stake is your health. Contact our bisphosphonate lawyers if your health has been compromised by either of these drugs.