Study raises questions about safety of testosterone treatment

| Mar 26, 2014 | Defective Drugs |

Men throughout Texas enjoy lots of physical activity, either while working or playing. Many men begin their active lifestyle at a young age and don’t want to see it end. However, time waits for no one, and age can bring unavoidable changes to a man’s body that make it difficult for him to maintain his accustomed pace. In order to retain some of their youthful strength and vitality, some men have started undergoing testosterone replacement therapy.

However, are the products used in this therapy safe or are they dangerous drugs? Many cardiologists have expressed fear that testosterone treatments may induce detrimental cardiovascular effects in some men.

Buttressing the doctors’ concern is a recently published study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study focused on the cardiovascular health of older men who were prescribed the replacement therapy after showing low testosterone levels and undergoing a coronary angiography. The researchers claim they were able to draw a possible connection between the testosterone treatment and a 29-percent increased likelihood of stroke, heart attack and death.

Testosterone replacement therapy is being prescribed to more and more men, even though the verdict is still out on its safety. The companies producing such drugs should make every reasonable effort to ensure that the products are not harmful. In addition, companies should issue clear warnings of all potential side effects that may be related to the treatment.

The distribution of defective or unreasonably dangerous drugs by pharmaceutical companies is a breach of public safety. If you believe you have been harmed by a defective drug, you may want to speak with an attorney with experience in proving pharmaceutical liability.

Source: Yahoo! Health, “Concerns Raised About Testosterone Therapy,” Steven Nissen, March 18, 2014