Practice Areas: Defective Drugs

Side Effects & Physiologic Effects of Bisphosphates

Bisphosphonates have been linked to several side effects. The most common from bisphosphonates taken orally are upset stomach and erosion of the esophagus, and in fewer circumstances are believed to be linked to Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) also referred to as dead jaw. Victims generally develop severe abscesses around the mouth, painful toothaches and […]

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The Widespread Use of Bisphosphonates & Reported Injuries

While trying to quantify the exact number of people potentially affected is difficult, Fosamax alone is taken by nearly 10 million men and women.- Since 2001, more than 2,400 patients taking bisphosphonates have reported jaw bone death. Most of these reports came from people who took potent, intravenously delivered versions of these drugs – An […]

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Bisphosphates: Drug Class and Its Uses

In pharmacology, bisphosphonates is a class of drugs that inhibits the resorption of bone, which is the organic process in which the body breaks down and reabsorbs the bone.Its uses include the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, osteitis deformans (“Paget’s disease of bone”), bone metastasis, multiple myeloma and other conditions that feature bone fragility.Stronger forms […]

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