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Old 10-18-2006, 10:53 AM   #1
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Depo Provera Users, Please Read

I apologize if someone has already posted about this.

A $700 million class action lawsuit has been filed against pharmaceutical company Pfizer on behalf of women who have been using the contraceptive method Depo-Provera and have developed osteoporosis. Filed in Toronto by women representing the age group of 28 to 32, the allegations claim that long-term users of the Depo-Provera injection have been diagnosed with serious bone density problems including but not limited to osteoporosis, fractures, brittle teeth, spine injuries, and hip injuries.

The Depo-Provera lawsuit also alleges that Pfizer failed to forewarn doctors and patients of the serious bone density risks associated with long-term use of the drug and had originally promoted the injection as a safe contraceptive method for long-term use. Prior to studies performed in 2004, warnings for the drug consisted of less severe side effects such as weight gain, irregular bleeding, headaches and bloating. It wasn't until 2004, that Pfizer warned American and Canadian officials of the serious threat of bone density loss associated with Depo-Provera, advising that the drug should not be used as a long-term contraceptive method.


In August I was diagnosed with severe Osteoporosis. I'm 30 years old. If you are on Depo or have used it in the past, please get a DXA test. It measures your bone density. It's quick and painless. I am in the process of choosing an attorney to represent me in the lawsuit against Pfizer. Good luck to everyone.
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