Fosamax, a prescription drug used to treat bone loss, is just one bisphosphonate drug on the market currently under investigation for its link to femur fractures. An expert panel has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to include special warnings on these medications.The recommendations ask the FDA to include a warning which states the risk of femur fractures on these medications. The panel has also requested that the FDA develop diagnostic codes that can aid in reporting new cases of femur fracture. In addition, the panel would like an international registry of patients put in place to track future cases and provide important data for further research.While the femur fractures appear to be rare, they are still a risk and just one of many serious Fosamax side effects that the manufacturer, Merck & Company, is addressing.Fosamax has been proven to help patients with osteoporosis but a number of other severe medical conditions can result from taking the potentially dangerous prescription drug. If you have suffered serious injuries as a result of taking Fosamax, then you may be eligible for compensation in an Illinois dangerous prescription drug claim. A Chicago product liability lawyer can help collect evidence to prove how the dangerous side effects of Fosamax led to your condition, and can represent you in legal proceedings while you focus on recovery. Contacting a Chicago Product Liability LawyerThe Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. have tried many cases like yours and know the best ways to express your degree of fault to the court. For a no-cost case evaluation and help preparing your evidence, contact us today – 312-263-1080.