Posts Tagged 'testosterone supplements'

Androgel Maker Faces Another Big Verdict

androgel faces 150 million dollar verdict in low-t trialYet again, a jury sent AbbVie, maker of the popular prescription testosterone drug Androgel, a loud and clear message. A federal jury in Chicago found that AbbVie misrepresented the dangers of using Androgel. And to make sure the drugmaker got their message, it also reached a verdict in excess of $140 million.

This most recent trial is the second bellwether case to be tried in the federal testosterone replacement therapy ...

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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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Health Experts Accuse “Low-T” Drug Manufacturers of “Disease Mongering”

medical experts fire back at low t campaignA recent Forbes article explores the prevalence of “Low-T” drug ads by companies like AbbVie and Eli Lilly & Co., and how two men’s health experts think the advertisements should be banned.

Testosterone therapy products have been associated with an increased risk of serious cardiovascular health effects. A study published in November 2013 linked testosterone therapy to increased rates of heart attack, stroke, and death. Another study ...

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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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FDA Adds New Warning for Testosterone Therapy Products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a new safety alert stating that men who use testosterone therapy products are at an increased risk for venous blood clots, a condition referred to as venous thromboembolism (VTE). The FDA is requiring all manufacturers of testosterone therapy products to include on labels a general warning about the heightened VTE risks.

Venous blood clots are as they sound — blood clots that occur in the veins. They ...

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