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Are testosterone-boosting drugs safe, effective in older men?

Posted: September 11, 2012 Pharmaceutical

Prescriptions for hormone treatments to treat low testosterone in men have increased nearly 90 percent during the past five years, with global sales of $1.9 billion last year alone, according to IMS Health. But are the drugs really effective for

Jurors award Utah woman $5.1 million in HRT-breast-cancer case

Posted: September 10, 2012 Pharmaceutical

A Utah woman was awarded $5.1 million in compensatory damages by a federal jury that found hormone replacement therapy (HRT) drugs caused her to develop breast cancer, and that the drug companies who developed and marketed HRT were negligent because

Poise brand launches line of products to help with menopause symptoms

Posted: July 24, 2012 Pharmaceutical

Kimberly-Clark, makers of Poise pads for incontinence, is launching a new line of products for women who are or will soon go through menopause. The line includes lubricant for vaginal dryness, panty freshener sticks and feminine wash for odor, and

Estrogen patches carry new warnings for cancer, cardiovascular disease, dementia

Posted: July 16, 2012 Pharmaceutical

Estraderm transdermal system used to treat symptoms of menopause has a new black box warning added to its safety label. The new label warns of endometrial cancer, cardiovascular disorders, breast cancer, and probable dementia. Black box warnings, or boxed warnings, are the strongest

Testosterone therapy can relieve symptoms of andropause

Posted: May 18, 2012 Pharmaceutical

An estimated 20 to 30 percent of all men suffer from andropause, the male equivalent to menopause in women. It affects men in their mid 40s and older and carries symptoms such as mood swings, low sex drive and forgetfulness.

More men using testosterone treatments to boost libido

Posted: May 17, 2012 Pharmaceutical

Sales of testosterone drugs are skyrocketing in recent years, driving into the billions. And while the drugs help older men feel like teenagers again, some types of testosterone treatments are causing disturbing side effects for others accidentally exposed.

Plaintiff seeks $10 million for transvaginal mesh injuries

Posted: April 9, 2012 Pharmaceutical

A surgery to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP) using transvaginal mesh sold by Bard Healthcare allegedly led to serious injury and pain for one Illinois woman, who is now suing the manufacturer for damages totaling nearly $10 million.

Compensatory and punitive damages awarded in HRT lawsuit

Posted: August 9, 2011 Pharmaceutical

Hundreds of lawsuits alleging that Wyeth Pharmaceuticals’ hormone replacement therapies (HRT) caused breast cancer have been settled in recent months including one in Pennsylvania where a judge upheld a verdict against the drug company, including a $6 million punitive damages

Study finds HRT breast cancers are more likely to be advanced, deadly

Posted: July 28, 2011 Pharmaceutical

The evidence weighing the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in menopausal and postmenopausal women continues to tip toward the same conclusion – that taking HRT is dangerous.

Herbal alternative to HRT denied FDA approval

Posted: July 26, 2011 Pharmaceutical

An herbal remedy for menopause symptoms marketed in Japan failed to show benefits among American women, according to a recent study published in the journal Menopause. The pill, known as TU-025, combines cinnamon bark, peach pits and several other botanicals,