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- Testosterone Lawsuits Continue to Rise
Testosterone lawsuits continue to rise, with new lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of Testim and AndroGel earlier this month. Just a few years ago testosterone was hyped as some kind of miracle drug for men, but new evidence has come to light indicating at testosterone is linked to increased stroke and heart attack risk and a number of other serious side effects.
- New Study Shows that Testosterone May Have Negative Impact on Brain
Testosterone has been linked to a number of serious side effects, including stroke and heart attack, and now a new study has found that the use of testosterone in certain men may have a negative impact on the brain.
- Should Testosterone Products Contain a Heart Attack Warning on Labels?
In light of recent data indicating that testosterone is dangerous for many men, Public Citizen – a public advocacy group – is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require black box warnings about heart attack and stroke risks to be included on the labels of testosterone products.
- What Women Need to Know About Talc Body Powders
Many women use talc-based body power as part of their personal hygiene routine, and they may be putting their health at risk as a result. In a recent study, researchers examined data collected from eight separate studies and found that women who regularly use talcum powder in the genital region increase their risk of ovarian cancer by 24 percent.
- Johnson & Johnson Found Liable in Baby Powder Lawsuit
Talc is used in a number of cosmetic and personal hygiene products, such as baby powder and feminine body powders. But new evidence and a recent lawsuit suggested that, despite its widespread use, talcum powder could be incredibly dangerous.
- Testosterone Shown to Cause Stroke and Heart Attacks
Testosterone therapy is used by a number of men believed to have low testosterone levels. Although low testosterone can cause fatigue, decreased libido, and muscle and bone loss, testosterone is sometimes prescribed unnecessarily – which can lead to serious side effects and medical conditions.
- Were You Injured After Taking Testosterone Supplements?
Testosterone therapy has been linked to a number of serious side effects, including heart attack, stroke, and even death. For men under the age of 65 with a history of heart disease, the risk of heart attack nearly triples when taking testosterone supplements and doubles for men over the age of 65 even if they have no history of heart disease.
- Liability for Testosterone and Other Unsafe Pharmaceuticals
The use of testosterone replacement therapy has increased exponentially in recent years. In fact, the Washington Post reports that the number of men starting testosterone therapy has almost quadrupled in the United States since 2000. But new data has also come to light indicating that the use of testosterone therapy can be dangerous, particularly to men over the age of 65 and men with a history of heart disease.
- Crestor Study Shows New Risk for Users
A study published in September 2013 in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology has shown that those patients who take Crestor have an increased risk of developing cataracts.
- Medical Malpractice Whistleblower Case Against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Settled
The immunosuppressant drug Rapamune was at the center of a lawsuit which was recently settled for $257.4 million.