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Merck & Co wins another US Fosamax bellwether case

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Executive Summary

Merck & Co has picked up another win in a so-called bellwether case where an individual has alleged in a product liability suit that the bisphosphonate Fosamax (alendronate) caused jaw necrosis. Merck has now won three of the first four bellwether cases in the litigation – with the cases generally alleging that Fosamax can cause osteonecrosis of the jaw and that Merck failed to properly warn of the risk.






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