Testosterone Therapy

Testosterone MDL Cases Now Total over 1,500

testosterone therapy MDL cases now over 1500According to the website of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the multidistrict testosterone therapy litigation MDL 2545 now includes 1,530 testosterone lawsuits—nearly 200 more than it did just one month ago. The multidistrict testosterone litigation was established in June 2014, and initially consisted of eight separate testosterone lawsuits. Testosterone lawsuits claim that testosterone therapy products from companies like AbbVie and Eli Lilly caused ...

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Testosterone Drug Approval Slowed After Patient Develops Allergic Reaction

testosterone therapy drug causes allergic reactionAntares Pharma Incorporated saw dramatic falls in its stock price after hitting a roadblock in clinical trials of its prescription testosterone product. A patient developed an allergic reaction to the drug during the trial, causing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to request additional safety information. A Reuters’ article discusses the setback for the testosterone therapy manufacturer.

Concerns over the safety of prescription testosterone products have been on the ...

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Androgel Manufacturer Drops Plan to Purchase Shire

First Word Pharma reports that Androgel maker AbbVie has abandoned its plan to buy out pharmaceutical maker Shire. AbbVie says the bid for Shire was withdrawn in light of recent U.S. tax law changes. As a result of the failed deal, AbbVie will have to pay $1.6 billion to Shire and will be unable to make another offer to purchase the company for at least a year.

The Androgel maker was recently in the news over allegations ...

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Thumbs Down to Testosterone Therapy for Women

A recent story posted by MedlinePlus notes new guidelines from the Endocrine Society. The guidelines say no testosterone therapy for women as the benefits are not clear and the risks of testosterone therapy are unknown in women.

Although there is some research indicating that testosterone therapy may be helpful to sexual function in menopausal women, a statement by the Endocrine Society says there are too many unanswered questions about the risks of testosterone therapy in this ...

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Testosterone Therapy Linked to Heart Risks

A possible link between testosterone therapy and increased heart risks has prompted much debate recently. A recent Bloomberg news article talks about ongoing discussions over the safety and effectiveness of testosterone therapy drugs.

One study, published in January of 2014, showed that testosterone therapy may lead to an increased risk of heart attack in men aged 65 and older, as well as in younger men with a history of heart disease. Of a group of more ...

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Study Finds Common Chemical Exposure May Cause Low Testosterone Levels

Phthalates, common chemicals found in many plastics and consumer products may have a negative effect on testosterone levels in men, women, and children. An article in MedlinePlus reports of a University of Michigan study which examined the effects of exposure to phthalates on testosterone levels.

The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, found that higher level exposure to the chemicals was associated with an 11 to 24 percent decline in testosterone ...

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