"It is in the same class as drugs like fosomax but given only once a year by IV. The latest research out of Duke University suggests the drug significantly reduces the risk of a second hip fracture and of death. "
Fosamax has merely been called the next Vioxx . . .
"The most common side effects reported were muscle, joint or bone pain and flu-like symptoms. There have also been concerns about heart problems, but the drug's maker, Novartis, says recent clinical trials have not showed a risk of heart trouble."
And we know we can trust the drug maker and their funded clinical trial results?
Yeah - my aunt took Fosamax and had bone pain alright. Pain so bad she could hardly stand up and every step and movement was pain-filled until she stopped taking Fosamax after I sent her information about it's side effects. She's one of the lucky ones.
thanks, i was hoping you or chris would look that up for me. I just called my parents to make sure my dad is not being given any of this crap. he has had 2 hip surgeries and those drs will push their drugs. luckily, my mom says he isn't taking anything, just some vitamins and stuff like that. he has surgery tomorrow for kidney stones. he always gets them and i don't know why. the drs always give him some crazy diet saying no vitamin C and no green beans and no chocolate, can't recall the rest, but the no vitamins C always makes me mad.
another fine example of give and take. we give, they take. myself, i am pretty amazed that a large group of humans settle for being blindly led by a small group of elite with government backing. they tell us this so-called demoracy and capitalism we have are the greatest thing since sliced bread. i say it promotes greed and deception.
After about 60,000 deaths attributed to Vioxx, Merck has yet to pay a dime in damages:
They got their lackeys to leave the drug on the market long enough to reap billions in profits and gambled that they would come out ahead by challenging each death claim in court.
Next up for them, Fosamax and Avandia. And let's not forget the Gardasil mercury cocktail vaccines they want to forcibly innoculate our school girls and boys with.