FDA: Testosterone Products Must Have Labels Updated to Include Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
In March 2015, the FDA announced that all testosterone replacement therapies must have their labels updated after the agency reviewed several studies that suggested men using the “low T” therapies are at an increased risk for heart attacks and strokes. In a drug safety communication, the agency said that the treatments have been overprescribed to men suffering from low testosterone due to aging, rather than a related medical issue. Therefore, the FDA said that the makers of these drugs must update their labels to include these risks and clarify the only approved use for the prescriptions. Furthermore, the FDA warned doctors to only prescribe these treatments to men who have had medical tests performed verifying that their low testosterone levels are the result of hypogonadism or another medical issue.
In addition to AndroGel, testosterone therapies are sold under the following names:
How Can a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a lawsuit, patients who were injured while using AndroGel or other testosterone therapies may be able to recover compensation for economic and non-economic losses. This may include compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost income. Furthermore, taking legal action can help hold manufacturers accountable for releasing dangerous and defective products into the marketplace. Our attorneys are currently investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of men who used AndroGel or other testosterone therapies and suffered any of the following:
- Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
- Transient ischemic attacks (“mini-strokes”)
- Pulmonary embolism
- Coronary artery disease
While some consumers are calling for class action lawsuits over testosterone therapies, our attorneys are investigating individual lawsuits on behalf of men who suffered heart attacks, strokes and other serious side effects while using the “low-T” products.
If you would like more information on filing a lawsuit against the maker of AndroGel or any other testosterone therapy, contact us today at 1-800-229-7989. Our attorneys are currently offering free consultations.