Group urges FDA to add boxed warning to testosterone drugs

The AP reports that the group Public Citizen is urging the FDA to add a boxed warning “to popular testosterone drugs for men in light of growing evidence that the hormone treatments can increase the risk of heart attack.”

Dr. Sidney Wolfe of Public Citizen’s health group said, “It is quite clear that testosterone treatment increases the risks of cardiovascular diseases, including heart attacks.”

In the petition, “Wolfe points to an analysis of 27 testosterone trials published last April,” which “found that while 13 studies funded by drug companies did not show an increase in heart problems, 14 non-industry funded trials showed a two-fold increase in risk in heart problems.”

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