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Large drug manufacturers including Pfizer, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Abbott Laboratories, and many others are defending claims made by thousands of men in the U.S. over serious injuries linked to many popular testosterone replacement therapy products.
Plaintiffs' attorneys allege that the drug companies engaged in fraudulent marketing and failed to warn consumers and physicians about the increased risks of heart attacks, strokes, or death when using testosterone replacement therapy products. The Tampa testosterone attorneys at Alley, Clark & Greiwe are litigating claims on behalf of persons seriously injured by testosterone therapy drugs.
Off-Label Use Marketing Extensively Used by Drug Makers
Sales of testosterone supplements in the form of gels, injections, pellets, pills, and patches have skyrocketed in recent years with millions of prescriptions written each year in the U.S. Sales of testosterone replacement drug products are a multi-billion dollar business for drug manufacturers including Pfizer, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Abbott Laboratories.
Plaintiffs' attorneys have consistently allege that drug manufacturers widely promoted the "off label" use of testosterone therapy drugs through aggressive marketing campaigns in order to increase sales. This means that drug company sales representatives actively encouraged doctors to prescribe testosterone drugs to treat conditions that were not FDA approved, such as low energy or low libido.
The FDA only approved testosterone replacement therapy to men who lack or have low testosterone due to certain medical conditions. Examples of these conditions include genetic problems, chemotherapy or infections that have damaged the testicles. Testosterone therapy drugs are not approved by the FDA for use in male patients who have decreased testosterone due to the natural aging process.
Testosterone Therapy Side Effects
Numerous medical studies reviewed by the FDA revealed that the use of testosterone drugs increased the risk of strokes, heart attack or death. The FDA found that regardless of how the testosterone was administered (gel, patch, creams, injections or pills) patients had an increased risk for these serious injuries.
In 2015 the FDA required the manufacturers to update their warning labels. Thousands of patients have sued for serious injuries after using testosterone replacement products.
Tampa Testosterone Injury Law Firm
If you or someone you know suffered a heart attack, stroke, or death while using prescription testosterone products, please contact the Tampa testosterone attorneys at Alley, Clark & Greiwe for a free consultation regarding your legal rights. Schedule a free consultation if you would like additional information.