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Doctor raises red flags regarding heart risks with testosterone therapy

Posted: April 15, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Testosterone replacement therapy may sound attractive with ads promising to build muscle mass and boost libido, but Low T therapy may not be all that it’s cracked up to be, warns Dr. Joe Littlejohn, a urologist at Orlando Health. It

Investors consider new generation of cholesterol lowering drugs

Posted: April 2, 2014 Pharmaceutical

A new generation of cholesterol-lowering drugs is gearing up to take a bite out of the statin medication market, and investors last week got to see how this new class is faring in clinical trials during the annual American Cardiology

Many preteens with high cholesterol at risk for heart problems later in life

Posted: March 31, 2014 Pharmaceutical

As many as one-third of all preteens may have borderline or high cholesterol, putting them at risk of heart problems later in life, a new study suggests.

Alabama man files testosterone side effects lawsuit after suffering stroke

Posted: March 25, 2014 Pharmaceutical

An Alabama man has filed a lawsuit against the makers of the testosterone replacement treatment Testim, claiming the drug caused him to have a stroke.

Millions more people are considered candidates for statins under new guidelines

Posted: March 24, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Nearly half of all Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men older than age 60 are candidates for taking cholesterol-lowering statin medications under new guidelines designed to prevent heart disease, according to an independent analysis.

Steroids, including testosterone, increase risk of heart disease in young men

Posted: March 3, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Steroid use, including testosterone, has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease in otherwise healthy young men, according to a new study.

Controversy surrounds upcoming FDA decision on long-acting testosterone drug

Posted: March 1, 2014 Pharmaceutical

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to decide this week the fate of a long-acting testosterone product made by Endo Health Solutions, Inc. Aveed, indicated to boost testosterone in men with low levels of the hormone, has been

Extra weight carries no health benefit for diabetics

Posted: January 29, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Think those few extra pounds might help you get through sickness? Think again. A new study shows they actually do more harm that good.

FDA approves new type 2 diabetes medication Farxiga

Posted: January 14, 2014 Pharmaceutical

A new drug has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help regulate blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Farxiga, developed by AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb, has been available in Europe under the name Forxiga.

Cholesterol-lowering statin medications can interfere with exercise

Posted: December 27, 2013 Pharmaceutical

Regular physical activity is great for the body – helping to control weight, boost good HDL cholesterol, improve mood and lower the risk of diabetes and some cancers. But even with good exercise and healthy diet, cholesterol levels can be