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Controversy surrounds upcoming FDA decision on long-acting testosterone drug
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
Public Citizen urges FDA to add warnings of heart attack, stroke, death to testosterone treatments
Consumer advocacy group Public Citizen is petitioning the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require manufacturers of testosterone treatments to add black box warnings on the labels about the increased risk of heart attacks, stroke and death in men who use
Does testosterone therapy pose heart risks for women?
You probably wouldn’t know it from the male-targeted advertisements pushing hormone supplements to boost “Low T,” but testosterone therapy can provide similar benefits for women. The question is, does it also carry the same risk of heart attacks, strokes and
Endocrine Society says older men should be made aware of heart risks with testosterone therapy
Older men who are considering testosterone replacement therapy to boost their libido, increase muscle mass and fight fatigue should first talk to their doctors about their increased risk of heart attacks, strokes and death when taking the supplements, according to
Endocrine Society calls for larger assessment of risks with testosterone therapy
Just days after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was investigating the safety of testosterone replacement treatments, the U.S. Endocrine Society called for a fuller assessment of the risks and benefits associated with the hormone treatment.
Testosterone treatments can double, triple heart attack risk in men
Men who use testosterone replacement therapies have a “substantial” risk of having a heart attack, says Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, a Mayo Clinic researcher involved in a new study published in the journal PLOS One.
New blood-filtering therapy can help reduce very high cholesterol levels
Cardiologists from the University of Rochester Medical Center are offering a new blood-cleansing treatment for people with extremely high cholesterol known as hypercholesterolemia. The filtering process is designed to remove excess cholesterol from the blood in an effort to reduce
‘Good’ cholesterol linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease
HDL, the so-called “good” cholesterol, may not be so good after all. A new study published in the journal Nature Medicine has linked high levels of HDL to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
4 prescription drugs that can be dangerous to your health
Doctors prescribe medication to help relieve symptoms, clear up infections, or prevent or control serious health problems. However, even well-intending drugs can cause serious and even life threatening side effects that people should be aware of. Here’s a list of