Written by Andrew Sarski on February 8, 2011
Musculoskeletal Pain Side Effects
One of the most common causes of musculoskeletal pain is the use of pharmaceutical drugs, particularly bisphosphonate medications prescribed to treat osteoporosis and other bone diseases. These drugs are supposed to work by preventing the loss of bone mass, thereby maintaining bone strength. Unfortunately, studies have indicated that long-term use of bisphosphonates can result in inhibited bone turnover and permanent bone decay. According to a 2008 report by the Food and Drug Administration, these medications also have the potential to cause severe and sometimes incapacitating bone, joint and muscle pain. Although this particular warning information is included on the label of bisphosphonate medications, the FDA fears that healthcare professionals may overlook the condition, resulting in delayed diagnosis, prolonged pain and the unnecessary use of pain medications. Doctors and patients alike are encouraged to consider both the benefits and risks associated with any medication before prescribing or taking it, especially bisphosphonate drugs.
Legal Help for Musculoskeletal Pain
Victims of injuries resulting from the use of bisphosphonate medications are not at fault. As consumers, we are often subjected to the deceptive practices of drug manufacturing companies, many of whom conceal the dangerous side effects of their drugs in order to expedite the FDA approval process and successfully get their product on the market. Unfortunately, these actions put us at direct risk for extremely dangerous and potentially life-threatening conditions and injuries resulting from a product we believe to be safe. If you or a loved one has suffered from musculoskeletal pain and you believe pharmaceuticals to be the cause, you should consider how a defective drug attorney can help you. Defective drug lawyers work to collect the compensation the victim deserves, as well as bring attention to the dangers of unsafe drugs. In order to develop your case against the negligent pharmaceutical manufacturing company and receive reimbursement for your injuries, contact a defective drug lawyer as soon as possible.