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A federal judge in Illinois is overseeing a multi-district litigation action against the maker of testosterone replacement therapy drugs, with plaintiffs alleging the treatment caused them to suffer heart ailments. The litigation has been ongoing for some time – and is still not at the trial phase. doctor

The MDL represents hundreds of men who say they were harmed by the company’s failure to warn of this possible risk.

Now, the judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued a ruling that will work to plaintiffs’ advantage at future trials. The judge ruled that plaintiffs’ expert medical witness, a doctor who penned the rebuttal report for plaintiffs’ steering committee, only be allowed to submit a portion of that report. The San Jose State University professor authored a report in October, which included citations of a number of cross-studies. Defendant argued there should be a limitation on how many of those studies the expert witness could use in his report.  Continue reading

Testosterone replacement therapy is clearly a big money maker for the various pharmaceutical companies that manufacture the hormone. It has gotten to the point where you cannot watch a football game or NASCAR race without seeing more than one commercial for testosterone replacement hormone.

nurse-1-1158314-mTestosterone replacement therapy hormone comes in a variety of forms, including injections, transdermal patches, gels, skin creams, sublingual films, and pills. They are heavily marketed to men who are experiencing the symptoms of normal male aging, including reduced libido, weight gain, loss of muscle tone, fatigue, and mild depression.

While the companies that make testosterone replacement therapy hormone say taking replacement hormone is essentially a quick fix for all of these symptoms or characteristics, many doctors are not so sure. The medical community is not sure what it means to have low testosterone and what is normal for aging men. They also do not know if there is any benefit to raising one’s testosterone level though taking hormone therapy, unless the patient’s levels are so low as to qualify for the rare disease of hypogonadism. Continue reading

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