I've noticed quite a few of the questions which people raise on this site (e.g. recent ones about Fosamax and Seretide/Ventolin) could perhaps better be raised with a pharmacist. Just wondering why other people don't use their local pharmacy more for advice? Most towns have one which is open late/on Sun/Bank Holiday. I find them extremely helpful & always willing to offer telephone advice - certainly much better than phoning NHS Direct, or indeed relying on other members here (no offence but true)! Pharmacists after all know much more about drugs than most doctors.
Also, recent research reported last year showed that Actonel was about twice as effective as Fosamax at preventing bone loss, so I'm wondering why so many people are still on Fosamax anyway?