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Osteoporosis News: Merck Abandons Osteoporosis Drug

Yes, the Pharmaceutical distributer Merck & Co has discontinued the development of the osteoporosis drug Odanacatib. They also will NOT seek regulatory approval for the treatment.


A recent research study confirmed that using this drug greatly increases the risk of stroke. The data from the analysis was presented at the American Society for Bone Mineral Research.

Merck had planned and hoped to gain approval for Odanacatib in the U.S. and Japan. Researchers determined that while the drug showed the ability to reduce the risk of osteoporotic fractures, the INCREASED RISK OF STROKE outweighed any benefits.

Merck had even tried to regain approval for the drug, even after the major risk factors emerged! Wow, how about that? The approval did not go through, and the company finally decided to discontinue the development of Odanacatib.

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As we all know, harsh pharmaceutical drugs can have serious side effects.

Let’s shop in God’s Pharmacy where we will not be harmed!

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