Federal agency to assess testosterone supplements’ side effects

A committee has been formed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate the studies that link testosterone supplement use of men with cardiovascular problems, Fierce Pharma reported on July 22.

This coming September, the Bone, Reproductive, and Urologic Drugs FDA group and a committee from Drug Safety and Risk Management will reassess the two recent studies that claimed testosterone supplement use may increase the risk of heart-related problems. Last June, the FDA required testosterone supplement makers to place a warning  on products. Cases against testosterone makers have already been collated by judges in Chicago.

Suffering heart-related problems from using testosterone supplements may result in great financial loss due to expensive treatment needed for recovery. However, if this happened to you, the lawyers of Williams Kherkher may possibly help you recover your loss by pursuing damage claims from negligent parties. Learn more about your legal actions today by calling (888) 220-0640.


FDA now requires blood clot warnings on testosterone drugs

Manufacturers of testosterone drugs are now being required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to place warning labels regarding an increased risk of blood clots.

Testosterone supplements were previously found to put individuals with polycythemia at increased risk of blood clots, but more recently, individuals taking this drug without polycythemia were found to also be at an increased risk of blood clots.

An ongoing investigation on further side effects of testosterone supplements is still being conducted by the FDA.

Testosterone supplements are used to improve the quality of life of certain individuals, so when devastating side effects like blood clots arise, it can have the exact opposite effect on one’s quality of life. If you or someone you know has been an unfortunate victim of devastating low T drug side effects, you may be able to receive compensation for your physical and financial suffering. At Williams Kherkher, our lawyers have a great deal of experience fighting for victims of Low T side effects. Find out how one of our attorneys may be able to help you find justice by calling our offices at (888) 220-0640 today.


Testosterone supplement maker in Indianapolis sued

A federal court in Chicago recently stated that the Indianapolis-based AndroGel drug maker Eli Lilly and Co. will face a consolidated lawsuit for not informing the public of the potential dangers of ingesting testosterone supplements, the Indianapolis Business Journal reported on June 9.

Judges decided on June 6 to include testosterone supplement maker Eli Lilly and Co. in the class action suit against manufacturers of testosterone-replacement drugs. Aside from Lily, Chicago-based Abbot Laboratories offshoot AbbVie Inc. will be included in the lawsuit. A panel of judges decided to consolidate the cases after the FDA stated that they will conduct another study on the safety of testosterone supplements used by older men. Several studies linked the supplements to heightened risk of stroke and heart attack.

If you think you have developed heart-related problems from using testosterone supplements, the lawyers of Williams Kherkher may represent you. Our lawyers believe that negligent drug makers should shoulder the expenses of medical treatment you need to recover. Learn more about your options today by calling (888) 220-0640.


USFDA approved Canadian testosterone supplement maker

A Canadian-based pharmaceutical was recently granted approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Agency to market a gel testosterone supplement in the U.S., an article by Fierce Drug Delivery stated on June 3.

According to reports, Trimel Pharmaceuticals was given permission on May 28 to market Natesto, a testosterone supplement for older men administered through nasal delivery. The firm’s CEO Tom Rossi stated that aside from its practicality, nasal administration of testosterone supplement prevents the risk of possible contact of the supplement with children and women. Natesto’s packaging includes a warning of possible edema for men, with or without history of heart problems.

Sadly, several studies have already confirmed that use of testosterone supplements in older men may result in heart attack risk and stroke. If you think you are suffering heart problems from using the potentially dangerous supplements, the lawyers of Williams Kherkher may represent you. Find out how we may help you get your much needed funds for medical treatment today by calling (888) 220-0640.


Testosterone Injury Claims Move to Multidistrict Litigation

In January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it had begun an investigation of a possible link between the use of testosterone replacement therapies and a range of serious health concerns, including heart attack and stroke. Soon afterwards, dozens of lawsuits were filed against the manufacturers of popular low testosterone treatments, including Androgel, Androderm, and others.

In order to streamline the litigation process, these suits have now been brought together as a multidistrict litigation in the Northern District of Illinois, which is where the majority of the initial claims originated. This will allow for a quicker process in helping those who may have been badly injured or who may have lost a loved one as a result of testosterone supplement use. You can read more about the multidistrict litigation by clicking here and here.

At Williams Kherkher, we are committed to holding pharmaceutical companies accountable when their products cause customers to suffer serious harm or injury, and we are prepared to offer our legal services to those who may have been harmed by the use of testosterone supplements. Contact us today at (888) 220-0640 to learn more about what our testosterone supplement lawyers can do for you.


Excessive workouts may increase risk of deadly heart problems

Recent studies conducted in Germany and Sweden suggest that excessive fitness workout may increase the risk of heart attack, Mail Online reported on May 14.

In the study conducted by researchers in Germany, they claimed that people with existing heart problems may have an increased risk of dying from a stroke or heart attack. In another study, researchers in Sweden suggests that younger men may develop abnormal heart rhythm in their older years by performing more than five hours of strenuous exercise every week. However, people aged 60 years or older may lessen their chance of having an abnormal heart rhythm by 13 percent if they do a brisk walk or ride a bicycle for at least an hour everyday compared to those who do not exercise.

Older men with low testosterone levels are also at a greater risk of suffering from heart attack if they take testosterone supplements. If this has happened to you, the lawyers at Williams Kherkher may represent you. Find out how we may help you get your much needed funds for your treatment today by calling (888) 220-0640.


In-depth research on testosterone supplements needed

A University of Washington endocrinologist is seeking in-depth research on the effects of testosterone supplements on older men with “low T” condition, an article by the Los Angeles Times reported on April 28.

Dr. Stephanie Page argued in the British journal Lancet Endocrinology that doctors should acknowledge their limited understanding of the effects of testosterone supplements. Dr. Page urged further study be conducted on the controversial supplements due to recent contradicting conclusions on the effects of this treatment on older men. Just a few months ago, a study that claimed that men who undergo such treatment may suffer from heart-related problems was attacked by other medical experts, who claimed the complex statistical data used in the study was manipulated.

The lawyers at Williams Kherkher understand that suffering from heart-related conditions due to defective drug use is devastating. If you have experienced this, we may help you seek your much needed financial aid for your treatment. Speak with our legal team today by calling (888) 220-0640.


Reduced salt consumption leads to drop in fatal heart problems

According to a report published in The Guardian, a recent study found that an overall decrease in the salt intake of people in England has resulted in a drop in fatal heart problems and stroke.

In the study, recently published in the BMJ Open medical journal, an average 15% decrease in daily salt intake in England from 2003 to 2011 is believed to have resulted in the 42 percent decrease of deadly strokes and at least 40 percent decrease in fatal coronary heart disease seen in the country. The notable reduction in salt intake from 2003 to 2011 was made possible after the Food Standards Agency pushed food companies to lessen the amount of salt that they put into their products.

Sadly, older men who use testosterone supplements to treat Low-T are at a higher risk of having fatal heart problems or strokes. If you or someone you love has suffered adverse testosterone supplement side effects, the legal team at Williams Kherkher is ready to put their considerable resources and experience to work for you. Call us today at (888) 220-0640 and learn more about your legal rights and options.


Men with high oxidative stress may sustain brain damage during testosterone use

A recent study found that men who have high levels of oxidative stress are at a higher risk of sustaining brain damage if they undergo testosterone therapy.

According to the study, which will be published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease April edition and was conducted by researchers at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, some Caucasian men may be negatively affected by testosterone supplements unlike Mexican-American men. The group found that Caucasian men are more likely to have high oxidative stress.

The researchers said the oxidative stress level in men indicates if testosterone can be beneficial or harmful for them. The study suggests that men who want to undergo testosterone therapy should have their blood tested by doctors to know if the supplement will benefit them.

Unfortunately, there are many other studies that have linked testosterone therapy with an increased risk of heart attack or stroke. If you have been the victim of low-T supplements, our lawyers at Williams Kherkher may be able to fight for you to get the financial compensation you need. Discuss your situation with us today by calling (888) 220-0640.


Medical experts and researchers call for retraction of testosterone study

A group of medical experts and researchers is asking a medical journal to retract a published study that testosterone supplements heighten the risks of heart problems, according to a report published on March 26.

According to a letter sent by the Androgen Study Group to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA0), they believe that the corrections done to the study published by JAMA last November effected its credibility. Study author Michael Ho, MD, PHD, and his group, however, have stood behind their findings that testosterone use by older men may increase the risk to a stroke or heart attack.

This study and others have linked increased heart problem to testosterone use in older men who have low-T. If you or someone you know has developed cardiovascular problems due to testosterone supplement use, our legal team at Williams Kherkher can help you explore your legal options for taking action against its manufacturer. Call us today at (800) 220-9341 to learn more about your options.             


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