The Federal Drugs Administration (FDA) has issued a health warning saying that
bisphosphonate drugs such as Fosamax© and Boniva are linked to rare fractures of the femur. The fractures occurred right below the hip joint and are extremely rare.
The FDA has issued a brochure Possible Fracture Risk With Osteoporosis Drugs to patients and physicians which warns of the femoral fracture. The FDA says that the fractures may be related to prolonged use of the medication, five years or more.
Biophoshonates have been prescribed since 1995 to prevent and treat osteoporosis. The FDA says it is not clear if the drugs are the cause of the bone fractures. For now, they are advising patients and physicians to pay attention to symptoms that might occur prior to a fracture including a dull or aching pain in the thigh or hip.
A patient who suffers this type of fracture might have a valid medical malpractice claim if their physician failed to warn them of the side effects and left them on the medication without warning them of potential risks.
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