BREAKING: Active shooter reported at Washington, D.C. Navy Yard

HEALTH NEWS: Testosterone treatment up from 2000

Updated: Tuesday, February 25 2014, 07:44 PM CST
HEALTH NEWS:  Testosterone treatment up from 2000 story image
More than five million prescriptions for Testosterone treatments were written in 2011.   Up from one million in 2000.
  
That increase has the group "public citizen" calling for a warning label.
Testosterone gels, patches, and injections are marketed primarily to older men.
  
They promise to help with fatigue, low sex drive, and other effects of aging.  
But some studies show an increase in stroke, heart attack, and death in men using those treatments.
  
Public citizen wants a "black box" warning about the risks added to product labels.
  
The Food and Drug Administration says it is reviewing the safety of the drugs.

HEALTH NEWS: Testosterone treatment up from 2000

The Obama administration achieved a major victory in late June when the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to uphold the nationwide subsidies for the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment for 2015 is closed but people with special circumstances can still get covered on healthcare.gov.

To Learn More About Health Care Reform, Click Here

Navigation

Sacred Heart Cardiology - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
The Endoscopy Center - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
Sacred Heart Health System - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
NeuroMicrospine  - Neurosurgery  - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
Sacred Heart Cancer Center - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
Sacred Heart Orthopedics - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
Coastal Vascular & Interventional - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
Coastal Vein Institute - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
advertisement


advertisement