Rockville Centre, NY (PRWEB) May 06, 2014
Low testosterone, or “Low T,” is poised to surpass erectile dysfunction as the most popular men’s health issue. The number of prescriptions written by doctors for testosterone therapy drugs like AndroGel , has become a multi-billion dollar business for pharmaceutical companies, raising concerns among some in the medical community. The Rottenstein Law Group, LLP notes this growing concern, as well as the potential for injuries to occur in men who might not be ideal candidates for this increasingly popular form of treatment.
According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the number of prescriptions written for testosterone has more than tripled in the past decade,* and “Low T” clinics promising renewed virility to men have leading urologists concerned. “In most doctor’s offices, you don’t see a big shingle over their door saying, ‘Get your testosterone here!’” Dr. Edward Karpman, a board-certified urologist told Kaiser Health News. “Any man who presents, especially in his 40s and 50s, with new onset erectile dysfunction is at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and even heart attack or myocardial infarction,” he added.** A recent study published in the peer-reviewed medical journal, PLOS One, supports Dr. Karpman’s opinion, showing that the risk of heart attacks and strokes among men over the age of 55 who use testosterone has doubled.***
“The latest figures about the increased risk for heart attacks in men who undergo testosterone therapy are quite concerning,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group. “Patients and doctors might not be fully aware of the adverse side effects, but we are beginning to understand that the risks might outweigh the benefits.”
The Rottenstein Law Group LLP encourages anyone who believes they or a loved one have been injured during testosterone therapy to speak to a personal injury lawyer about filing a lawsuit to obtain compensation from the manufacturer of the prescription drug.
About THE ROTTENSTEIN LAW GROUP LLP
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