Safety Concerns Slow Sales of Testosterone Therapy

Safety concerns hurt sales of testosterone replacement therapy
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In recent years television ads promoting testosterone’s powers created a stampede of men searching for a cure for “Low T,” a disease aggressively promoted by testosterone makers AbbVie and Eli Lilly. “These drug companies were running a broad information campaign telling people, ‘Hey, do you sometimes feel a little tired? Talk to your doctor about Low T.’ That was an entrée to testosterone drugs,” says Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

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