FDA Examines Testosterone Gel Dangers

September 18, 2014 12:59 AM

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FDA Examines Testosterone Gel Dangers

The FDA continues to review the risks and dangers of testosterone gel safety. An FDA panel is considering whether to add restrictions to the $2 billion testosterone therapy industry. The administration is expected to announce its recommendations following its hearing today.

The F.D.A. has said that the benefits of such treatments for healthy, aging men are unproven, and the drugs could even be risky. Men who take them have been found to have higher rates of heart problems in some studies. The agency is asking its expert panel what limits, if any, it should impose. T...

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