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FDA Warns of Potential for Testosterone Abuse

fda warning on testosterone abuseAs we’ve seen with the opioid epidemic sweeping across the country, the more available a prescription drug becomes, the greater the potential seems to become for that prescription drug to be abused. As drug companies flood American cities and towns with more painkillers than they could possibly take under normally-prescribed conditions, the number of overdoses and deaths has skyrocketed.

Sadly, that same kind of dependency and abuse is now starting to show itself ...

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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 AbbVie says the bid for Shire was withdrawn in light of recent U.S. tax law changes.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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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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Has There Been a Testosterone Replacement Therapy Recall?

Products designed to treat low testosterone levels in men, also referred to as “low-T,” have been linked to serious side-effects that can be extremely dangerous. While the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not issued a recall, it did issue a safety communication in January of 2014 advising the public that the agency was investigating whether testosterone replacement therapy drugs increased patients’ risk of adverse cardiac events, including heart attack and stroke.

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Auxilium and Prasco Partner to Introduce Generic Testim

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Prasco, LLC have partnered to introduce an authorized generic version of Testim, a drug for testosterone therapy. Testim is a drug prescribed to treat adult men who suffer from no or low testosterone, also known as Low-T.

Prasco already has inventory of its generic product and has begun shipping the drugs. Auxilium will maintain responsibility for the manufacturing of Testim and its distribution, and will now also accept liability for the generic version of ...

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