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Federal agency to assess testosterone supplements’ side effects

Posted on Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 8:52 am by Williams Hart   

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 Hart may possibly help you recover your loss by pursuing damage claims from negligent parties. Learn more about your legal actions today by calling (713) 352-7071.


Testosterone supplement maker in Indianapolis sued

Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 12:14 pm by Williams Hart   

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 Hart 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 (713) 352-7071.


Testosterone Injury Claims Move to Multidistrict Litigation

Posted on Monday, June 9th, 2014 at 11:56 am by Williams Hart   

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 Hart, 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 (713) 352-7071 to learn more about what our testosterone supplement lawyers can do for you.


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

Posted on Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 4:48 pm by Williams Hart   

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 Hart may be able to fight for you to get the financial compensation you need. Discuss your situation with us today by calling (713) 352-7071.


MMA to prohibit testosterone therapy for fighters

Posted on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 at 10:01 am by Williams Hart   

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports players are now prohibited from using testosterone therapy by the athletic commission, according to a news report on March 12.

The ban of testosterone therapy for MMA fighters was pushed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after some aging fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) were allowed to use Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT). The therapy reportedly makes fighters able to be more successful at an older age by slowing the aging process.

Research has shown that persons who used steroids during their younger years may experience low testosterone levels as they get older, therefore resulting in the need for TRT.

Unfortunately, testosterone supplements also heighten the risk of a person having a heart attack or stroke. If you have suffered health problems as a result of using low-T supplements, call (713) 352-7071. Our legal team at Williams Hart can evaluate your situation and possibly help you pursue legal action to get the compensation you need.


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.


New study shows increased risk of myocardial infarction after using testosterone supplements

Posted on Thursday, January 30th, 2014 at 2:20 pm by Williams Hart   

A study titled the “Increased Risk of Non-Fatal Myocardial Infarction Following Testosterone Therapy Prescription in Men” was published on January 29, 2014 and looked into the risk men under and over the age of 65 have of suffering from a myocardial infarction, most commonly known as a heart attack.

According to the results of the study, men who were 65 or older have double the chance of experiencing a non-fatal heart attack after using the testosterone supplements for 90 days. Additionally, men who were 65 or younger and had a history of heart disease were at a 2-3 times greater risk of suffering from a non-fatal heart attack after going through testosterone therapy for 90 days.

Read the study in full here.

At Williams Hart, our lawyers fight for men who have developed serious and life-threatening health problems as a result of using testosterone supplements to treat their “Low-T” to get the compensation they need. Call us at (713) 352-7071 to talk with us about your options for pursuing compensation and justice if you believe a topical testosterone has caused you undue harm.

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