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Hawaiian Woman Files Fosamax Lawsuit

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Honolulu resident Lois Takamori has filed a lawsuit against drug giant Merck, alleging that Fosamax, a drug used to treat osteoporosis by strengthening bone density, actually weakened her bones and caused her thigh bone to break.

Takamori, who now walks with a cane, and said she is worse off than before taking the medication, joins a growing number of lawsuits filed around the country. 40 of those lawsuits are being consolidated in New Jersey.

Fosamax is also at the center of hundreds of lawsuits regarding jawbone injury.

In 2010, the FDA required Merck to change the warning label of Fosamax to include the increased risk of thigh bone fractures after five years of use. Takamori, a retired schoolteacher, fractured her thigh in 2009, after taking Fosamax for eight years.

The lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount of damages.
 disclaimer: This article: Hawaiian Woman Files Fosamax Lawsuit was posted on Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 8:35 pm at and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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