Testosterone replacement therapy has grown increasingly common among middle aged men. According to Bloomberg, Americans will have consumed $5 billion in testosterone pharmaceuticals by 2017 if current trends continue. Testosterone production naturally declines with age, so pharmaceutical companies, such as Androgel, market testosterone therapies as a lifestyle drug, restoring the user’s youthful vitality.
However, a recent study by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas found that testosterone drugs increased the user’s risk of cardiovascular problems by 30 percent. According to a representative of Consolidated Research, “the risk of heart attack should be added to the discussion between patients and physicians” before beginning therapy. Consolidated Research conducted a “2010 study that was cancelled because of unexpected cardiovascular risk,” continued the representative.
Columbia Attorneys That Handle Drug Injury Cases Involving Testosterone Therapy
Unfortunately, the FDA’s most recent release does not indicate any change in policy towards testosterone medications. If you or a loved one has suffered a heart attack or stroke while undergoing testosterone replacement therapy, our Columbia drug injury attorneys will build a case on your behalf and work hard to secure your compensation. To schedule a free consultation, call our office locally at (803) 834-7097 or toll free at (877) 276-0533.
[Did You Know: According to a University of Florida study, 39 percent of men over 45 have low testosterone.]
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