Testosterone drugs should come with heart warnings, U.S. group says

February 25, 2014 2:35 PM

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Testosterone drugs should come with heart warnings, U.S. group says

WASHINGTON -- A consumer advocacy group is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to add a bold warning label to popular testosterone drugs for men in light of growing evidence that the hormone treatments can increase the risk of heart attack.

The group Public Citizen says the agency should immediately add a "black box" warning -- the most serious type -- to all testosterone medications and require manufacturers to warn physicians about a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and death with the treatments.

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