Pillbox Biography: The Creation Of A Blockbuster Drug With millions of women affected by osteoporosis, Merck knew it had a potential blockbuster drug when it developed Fosamax. Merck worked hard to make bone scan machines cheaper and more prevalent — and was wildly successful. By 2005, Fosamax sales peaked at almost $3.2 billion worldwide.
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