First reported in Sham vs. Wham back in August of 2008, today the mainstream media has picked up on the fact that research is proving that osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax have some very serious side effects.
Here is the link to the original article on this site which discussed this topic, months ahead of the major news services: Sham vs. Wham. Click on this link and the older article will show up below this one.
It now appears that those taking drugs in this class, called "bisphosphonates", are at a significant risk for both devastating jaw necrosis as well as esophagus cancer. Other brand names of drugs in this class include Boniva, Didronel, and Actonel.