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

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 older men with low testosterone levels? Drug companies are spending millions of dollars educating men about their own version of menopause while pushing sales for their line of hormone replacement products to reverse symptoms such as low energy levels and a decrease in libido. Abbott Laboratories, makers of the prescription testosterone gel Angdrogel, is one of the leaders riding the ... Read More

Transvaginal mesh maker develops test to gauge device’s effectiveness

A questionnaire for patients who have received surgical mesh to repair a pelvic floor disorder known as pelvic organ prolapse (POP) has been shown to be a valid measurement tool for determining improvement in sexual function, according to research published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. The study hopes to shed positive light on a device being reviewed because of safety concerns by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). POP is a common condition that occurs when the pelvic organs drop, or prolapse, due to childbirth, age or obesity. The condition can cause urinary incontinence, discomfort and pain during sexual ... Read More