Pharmacology Professor and Doctor warns of serious risks allegedly associated with low-T testosterone replacement therapy

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A Georgetown associate professor of pharmacology recently warned of the health dangers potentially associated with low-T testosterone replacement therapy products like AndroGel, Axiron, and Testim. At the American Urological Association’s annual meeting recently held in Orlando, Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman said advertisers are attempting to turn aging “into a disease with very vague, non-specific symptoms that… Read more »

Transvaginal mesh trial to begin late summer

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Thousands of women around the nation have filed claims against Johnson & Johnson over its defective Ethicon Gynecare Prolift bladder sling and pelvic mesh products. On May 16, 2014, the federal judge presiding over the multidistrict litigation scheduled a bellweather trial for late summer. Jury selection is slated to begin on August 22 and the… Read more »

Echoes of Skechers Shape-Ups as FiveFingers Barefoot Running Shoe maker Vibram offers to settle lawsuit for $3.75 million

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Vibram, the maker of the popular FiveFingers running shoes, recently offered to settle a lawsuit about the Italian company’s health claims in its marketing for $3.75 million. Virbam claimed that its FiveFingers running shoes strengthened muscles and prevented running-associated injuries. The problem? The claims were unsubstantiated by medical science. In fact, a 2013 study in… Read more »