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Merck wins its fourth Fosamax case

Drug maker is victorious in litigation involving osteoporosis drug

Yesterday drug maker Merck & Co. won another case in which a patient claimed the company’s osteoporosis drug Fosamax caused jaw and dental injuries.

Florida resident Linda Secrest sued Merck, claiming she suffered jaw problems after taking Fosamax between 1998 and 2005 and that the company failed to provide warnings about the possibility of developing jaw and dental injuries. But yesterday, a New York federal jury found in favor of Merck.

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