N Engl J Med. 2009;1360:89-90
There have been reports of esophageal cancer in patients who had been taking oral bisphosphonate drugs for osteoporosis. This has been reported by an official from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the January 1 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Twenty-three cases including 8 fatal reported in the United States, between October 1995 May 2008, all of them in association with alendronate. Fosamax, a popular band from Merck contains alendronate. [Read more...]