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As Testosterone lawsuits move forward, Wright & Schulte LLC notes that Public Citizen, a leading consumer advocacy organization, has petitioned federal regulators to mandate that testosterone drugs carry strong warnings regarding their potential to cause heart attacks, strokes and other serious cardiovascular problems. According to a report from Reuters, the group’s petition cited a number of studies going back to 2010 as evidence for the need of a black box warning, the strongest possible alert the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) can mandate for a medication’s label. The push for a black box warning on testosterone drugs comes after the FDA announced its safety review and five testosterone lawsuits were filed in Ohio. (Myers v. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc., No. 14-278)[in.reuters.com/article/2014/02/25/testosterone-heart-
risk-idINL1N0LU27W20140225, Reuters, February 26, 2014]
According to Reuters, Public Citizen pointed out that 13,000 prescriptions a day are filled for testosterone products in the U.S., even though a quarter of the men undergoing testosterone therapy have not had a blood test to determine if they were actually suffering from low testosterone. In light of these facts, Wright & Schulte LLC agrees with Public Citizen’s assertion that strong warnings are urgently needed to inform the public of the cardiovascular risks potentially associated with low testosterone therapy.
The firm continues to investigate potential testosterone lawsuits after speaking with men who have suffered heart attacks, strokes, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, or other cardiovascular problems, allegedly due to AndroGel, Testim or other low testosterone treatment drugs.
According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), drugs like AndroGel are indicated for the treatment of low testosterone levels in men that are caused by a related medical condition. On January 31, 2014, the agency reported that it was investigating the cardiovascular risks that may be associated with this class of medications after two studies indicated that prescription testosterone therapy might increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death in older men or men with pre-existing heart problems. [fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm383904.htm, January 31, 2014]
After FDA announced its safety review, five AndroGel lawsuits were filed early last month in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio on behalf of men who allegedly suffered heart attacks, heart failure, strokes, and potentially deadly blood clots due to their use of AndroGel. (Aurecchia v. AbbVie Inc, 14-cv-00772; Benn v. AbbVie, 14-cv-00774; Gallagher v. AbbVie Inc., 14-cv-00776; Marino v. AbbVie Inc., 14-cv-00777 and Myers v. AbbVie Inc., 14-cv-00780;)
According to court documents from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the manufacturer of Testim was also named in a testosterone treatment lawsuit filed on February 26, 2014, on behalf of man who allegedly suffered a heart attack after using several doses of the medication. (Myers v. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc., No. 14-278)
Men who used AndroGel, Testim or a similar drug may be eligible to file their own low testosterone therapy lawsuit if they experienced serious and life-threatening cardiovascular events during treatment. To learn more, or to arrange for a free legal consultation with an attorney at Wright & Schulte LLC, please visit yourlegalhelp.com.
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