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Consumer group urges FDA to put “black box” on testosterone supplements

Posted on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 1:40 pm by Williams Hart    

The consumer group Public Citizen is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put a strict warning label on all testosterone supplements used by older men after recent studies linked the treatments to a greater chance of having heart attacks, ABC News stated on February 25.

Reports state that Public Citizen is urging the FDA to put a “black box” label on all the testosterone supplements and doctors should be warned by drug makers about the increased risk of patients suffering from heart problems as a result of using the supplements. Currently, testosterone supplements have a label that states that it is intended to be used only by men suffering from extremely low testosterone levels caused by a health problem.

The group’s appeal is being brought forward at a time when excessive promotion of the various supplements to treat older men suffering from testosterone problems, including healthy men who may have decreased testosterone levels after they reach the age of 40.

If you think you have sustained heart problems as a result of taking testosterone supplements, the lawyers at Williams Hart may be able to represent you against the makers of these supplements. Call (713) 352-7071 today to find out more about getting the compensation you need.

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