Testosterone Injury Law Firm

Sales of prescription medications containing testosterone to men have been significantly on the rise in recent years. The following products are prescribed as testosterone therapy:

· AndroGel ® (testosterone gel)
· Androderm® (testosterone transdermal system)
· Axiron® (testosterone topical solution)
· Bio-T-Gel® (testosterone transdermal gel)
· Delatestryl® (testosterone injection)
· Depo-Testosterone (testosterone injection)
· Fortesta® (testosterone gel)
· Striant® (testosterone buccal system)
· Testim® (testosterone gel)
· Testopel® (testosterone pellets)

Over 5 million prescriptions were written in 2011 for testosterone replacement drugs, and sales in 2012 surpassed the $2 billion mark.

Yet, new research has found that testosterone treatments for men could cause an increased risk of stroke, heart attack or even death. Recent studies show that men undergoing testosterone therapy were more likely to suffer a stroke, heart attack or die, compared to healthy men who were not taking testosterone supplements. Specifically, studies published by BioMed Central, PLOS One, the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association, together show that testosterone therapy can result in an increased risk of:

· Heart attack
· Stroke
· Transient Ischemic Attacks (“TIA”)
· Pulmonary Embolism
· Deep Vein Thrombosis
· Blood Clots
· Coronary Artery Disease
· Death

These recent studies have prompted the FDA to further investigate the safety of testosterone therapy medications. The FDA investigation is currently underway.

The FDA and the authors of recent studies recommend that physicians exercise more caution in prescribing testosterone therapy. If you are currently undergoing testosterone therapy, do not stop taking your medications without first discussing the risks and benefits of doing so with your treating physician.

If you or a loved one have experienced a serious cardiac event, heart attack or stroke while undergoing testosterone therapy, you may be eligible to file a legal claim. The attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. are currently investigating claims involving testosterone therapies and are here to help you. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. 1-800-CALL-KEN. One call, that’s all.

Additional resources:

www.livescience.com/40964-testosterone-therapy-heart-disease.html
www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0085805
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1764030
www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMra022251
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3648456/