Osteoporosis drug fears may be unfounded

 作者:赏灼     |      日期:2019-03-02 08:12:03
It is known as “phossy jaw”, and left 19th-century match-makers who handled phosphorus with gangrenous, pus-filled jawbones. Today, hundreds of people are suing drugs giant Merck, claiming they suffered a similar fate after taking its osteoporosis drug Fosamax. A new paper casts doubt on the link. Athanasios Zavras of Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston and his colleagues examined the medical insurance claims of over 700,000 people with osteoporosis or cancer – more than 200,000 of whom had taken Fosamax and related drugs,