George & Farinas attorneys are currently investigating claims from men who have taken prescription testosterone therapy drugs and have suffered serious personal injuries including heart attacks and stroke.
In January 2014 the Food & Drug Administration announced it was launching an investigation into testosterone replacement therapy drugs to assess an increased risk for heart attack, stroke, and death.
This announcement came after the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Public Library of Science published findings indicating some men on testosterone therapy demonstrated a 30% increased risk for heart attack and stroke.
In 2011, more than 5 million prescriptions for testosterone were written in the United States according to news reports. Testosterone therapy is most often administered as a gel, patch, or injection. Popular prescription testosterone therapy drugs include:
- AndroGel - Abbott Labs (AbbVie)
- Axiron - Eli Lilly
- Testim/Testopel - Auxilium Pharmaceuticals
- Androderm - Actavis (formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals)
- Android - Valeant Pharmaceuticals NA
- Depo-Testerone - Pfizer Inc.
- Fortesta - Endo Pharmaceuticals
- Striant - Auxilium Pharmaceuticals
If you are currently undergoing treatments for low testosterone or testosterone therapy, discuss the increased risk of heart problems with your doctor. Do not stop taking any medication until you have discussed the risks and benefits of doing so with your doctor.
If you have questions about testosterone therapy treatments, please contact us TOLL FREE: at 1-888-277-0500, for a free, no hassle consultation to discuss your potential case. We want to help you understand the warnings and to understand your legal rights if you have been injured.