TV Ads Pushed Inappropriate Use of Testosterone

–Study: prescriptions spiked in direct response to blizzard of ‘Low T’ ads Television ads for testosterone products were highly successful, leading to dramatic increases in the number of men taking testosterone drugs, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. J. Bradley Layton (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)…

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Does Anyone Really Think Industry Funded CME Is Independent?

Does anyone really think that commercially supported continuing medical education (CME) is truly independent? Or does anyone really think that it has the primary goal of delivering quality medical education? A few weeks ago John Fauber and colleagues wrote an important story in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and MedPage Today about the role of CME in helping…

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FDA Evaluating Safety Of Testosterone

The FDA said today that it was evaluating the cardiovascular safety of testosterone products. The investigation is prompted by two recent published studies that found a significant increase in cardiovascular events in men who received testosterone therapy. … Click here to read the full post on Forbes.  …

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Should You Be Worried About The Treatment For Low-T?

The ubiquitous ads ask: “Should I be worried about Low-T”? But now there’s a good chance there’s a more important question: “Should I be worried about the treatment for low-T?” A new study published in JAMA raises the distinct possibility that testosterone therapy may increase the risk of death, heart attack, and stroke. The findings are hardly definitive, but may raise…

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