Watson to Distribute Alendronate Tablets
February 6, 2008 06:14
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance, Tue, 05 Feb 2008 4:00 AM PST http://biz.yahoo.com/ prnews/080205/latu088.html?.v=101. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , a leading specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that the company expects to initiate shipments of alendronate sodium in the 35 and 70 mg once weekly dosage strengths when FosamaxÂ® loses market exclusivity, which is anticipated to occur at the close of business on February 6, 2008.
Trouble Brews Over Merck Product - FOSAMAX LAWSUITS MOVE FORWARD
January 31, 2008 09:44
Merck & Co.'s pending $4.85 billion Vioxx settlement is expected to bring more than three years of litigation to an end. But looming challenges to some top-selling products, including osteoporosis blockbuster Fosamax, threaten to keep the company under a cloud. see: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120165519331327133.html
Denosumab Osteoporosis Study Met Primary And All Secondary Bone Mineral Density Endpoints In A Head-to Head Comparison
January 29, 2008 16:56
Medical News Today, Mon, 28 Jan 2008 1:17 AM PST http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/95280.php
Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) announced findings from a head-to-head, double-blind study comparing the effects of twice-yearly subcutaneous injections of denosumab versus weekly oral doses of alendronate (FOSAMAX(R)) on bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density. The study met primary and all secondary endpoints.
Suit Alleges More Health Problems From Merck's Fosamax Drug
January 28, 2008 12:32
A Connecticut woman has sued Merck & Co., claiming that its osteoporosis drug Fosamax caused multiple stress fractures and suppressed bone regeneration in her legs. JoAnn Moranski of Fairfield alleges in a complaint filed in New Jersey state court that she took the drug from 1996-2006. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120154745351022967.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
Is Fosamax Safe?
June 29, 2007 11:02
Fosamax is a prescription drug prescribed to treat osteoporosis or thinning of the bones. The latest on Fosamax is that it is still considered to be safe. The legal problems are regarding a condition called osteonecrosis of the jaw. But these cases mainly involve cancer patients who had some form of dental problem or recent dental procedure. So while this needs to be considered, Fosamax is not a risk for the majority of people.
Caveat: Is Fosamax a sponsor of this TV station?
Fosamax: Why Women Resist Taking It
June 14, 2007 10:15
If you're like a 50 to 60 year old woman, your doctor has told you that since your bone mineral density (BMD) is low - you need to start taking medication to reduce your chances of bone fractures. Last year doctors wrote more than 20 million prescriptions for... (Read Article)