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Scientific research is updated daily, often with seemingly contradictory results. This often makes medical advice difficult to follow. A number of lawsuits have recently been filed against the makers of testosterone therapy drugs because of their link to increased risk of heart attacks and stroke. Many of these claims were filed after the FDA cautioned Americans about the risks associated with testosterone therapy.

Testosterone is often used to treat men with hypogonadism. The condition, which causes low testosterone levels, frequently occurs in men with head injuries or problems with the testicles. A 2013 study reported testosterone may increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes and deaths.

A new study, however, disagrees. Salt Lake City researchers announced this week that they found no link between testosterone treatment and heart attack or stroke risks. This flies in the face of other studies that found first time testosterone users were 40 percent more likely to have a heart attack than those who did not use the drugs.

As the medical community continues to research this issue, the lawsuits continue to pile up. A growing number of plaintiffs have claimed the drugs did not adequately offer warnings about health risks, and that not enough research was done before the product began being marketed.

Though this most recent study may seem to contradict those that came before, the ultimate outcome is the same: more research is needed to settle the debate. Thousands of people undergo testosterone therapy each year and deserve to know just the risks associated with the treatment.

Testosterone Therapy Lawsuits

If you’ve suffered from the complications of a testosterone therapy treatment, contact us to discuss your situation. Setup your free consultation today 877-544-5323.

Are low testosterone drugs useful in older men? Are they safe to take? These are the types of questions that the FDA has been faced with as the agency searches for answers amid increased use.

The FDA has scheduled an advisory panel meeting for later this month in hopes of settling on some final answers.

To this point, the agency has released preliminary information on its website, sharing its general thoughts. They noted that lower testosterone is common among men as they get older, but not always a sign of a health problem, such as a testicular disease. For this reason, the FDA said, “the need to replace testosterone in these older men remains debatable.”

The agency also said that over the past few years there has been an increase in the use of low T drugs, pushing from roughly 850,000 patients in 2010 to 1.5 million last year. Even with this increase, only half of the men taking medication were actually diagnosed with low testosterone.

With so much gray area, law suits regarding low T drugs and their side effects continue to be filed in states across the county.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/pharmalot/2014/09/04/fda-lowdown-on-low-t-drugs-little-evidence-to-support-widespread-use/

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made a big decision, now requiring manufacturers to include a general warning on the label of all approved testosterone products stating the risk of developing blood clots. This is meant to warn users about the link between blood clots and testosterone replacement therapy.

Before this change, the risk of blood clots was already included on the label due to the risk of developing these as the result of polycythemia, a problem that can occur with the use of testosterone treatment. However, recent reports of venous blood clots, not related to polycythemia, has prompted the FDA to require a change to the way these drugs are labeled.

Click here to see the FDA announcement. 

Testosterone Lawsuit Lawyers

Despite the fact that testosterone products are FDA approved, there are side effects, such as blood clots, to be aware of. Has your health taken a turn for the worse due to the use of an FDA approved testosterone product? In addition to reporting this to your medical professional, contact us to learn more about your rights. You may be in position to file a lawsuit to receive compensation for dangerous side effects that have had a negative impact on your health.

Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie are dealing with lawsuits combined in Chicago over claims the companies hid the risks of using AndroGel, a testosterone replacement drug.

Abbott Laboratories, as well as its AbbVie spin-off, are both located in Chicago and are already facing a large number of related suits there.

The decision to consolidate the lawsuits was a big one and came after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it will re-examine the safety of testosterone replacement drugs, such as AndroGel, after studies showed an increased risk of health concerns, including stroke and heart attack.

The consolidation will pull together lawsuits against all makers of testosterone-replacement pills. Other companies include Pfizer and Actavis.

Have you been negatively impacted by your use of a testosterone-replacement drug? If so, you need an attorney who can protect your rights. Contact us to share your story, ask questions, and learn more about the lawsuits.

 

Although many people are taking testosterone therapy drugs, some don’t realize that these medications have been linked to serious side effects.

Earlier this year, the Federal Drug Administration announced that they would investigate cardiovascular complications as a result of FDA approved testosterone therapy drugs.

It is believed that these drugs can have serious heart related side effects, such as:

  • stroke,
  • pulmonary embolism,
  • heart attack,
  • and even death.

These findings were the result of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in November 2013. The study concluded that older men with a heart condition were at a 30 percent increased risk of stroke, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, and death. According to the FDA, there is a 50 percent increase in risk for those with heart conditions who take testosterone therapy drugs.

Testosterone Therapy Lawsuits

Our dangerous drug attorneys are currently investigating potential lawsuits for those who have suffered from heart attacks, strokes, or any other serious medical conditions after using a testosterone replacement drug. If you’d like to speak with our attorneys call give us a call at 877-544-5323.

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