I have blogged and posted about testosterone therapy countless times. See archived blogs if you want more detail on the risks, the marketing ploy, or th cholesterol connection. Today I just wanted to point out an article that I posted all over social media last week on Androgel. You can read that article here... http://bigstory.ap.org/article/group-wants-heart-attack-warning-testosterone. In case you missed it during the article let me copy and paste this excerpt... "The researchers found that while 13 studies funded by drug companies did not show an increase in heart problems, 14 non-industry funded trials showed a two-fold increase in risk in heart problems." The first time I read this I literally laughed out loud. I know drug companies lie, cheat, and steal in the name of profit, but this is so blatant it's hysterical. But you know what's not funny? The number of men who have already taken this or are currently taking this that are unaware that by taking Androgel they are increasing their risk of stroke, heart attack, and death by 30 percent. Have you watched much TV lately? If you have you have probably already noticed the lawyers running commercials in regards to Androgel. "Have you or a family member suffered a heart attack or stroke or even died while taking Androgel....?" One a drug hits the market place, it's just a matter of time before it's pulled off, and you know what is the measure that gets it pulled off? The number of bodies piling up.
4/17/2014 01:58:26 pm
On January 31, 2014, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Announcement regarding testosterone products. This communication stated, "At this time, FDA has not concluded that FDA-approved testosterone treatment increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, or death. Patients should not stop taking prescribed testosterone products without first discussing any questions or concerns with their health care professionals. Health care professionals should consider whether the benefits of FDA-approved testosterone treatment is likely to exceed the potential risks of treatment. The prescribing information in the drug labels of FDA-approved testosterone products should be followed." While the beginning of this Safety Announcement might not seem alarming, the FDA further states, "None of the FDA-approved testosterone products are approved for use in men with low testosterone levels who lack an associated medical condition. FDA-approved testosterone formulations include the topical gel, transdermal patch, buccal system (applied to upper gum or inner cheek), and injection."
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