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Androgel Heart Attack Victim Awarded $140M

Androgel Heart Attack Victim Awarded $140M October 11, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Chicago, IL: AbbiVie, maker of the testosterone replacement therapy AndroGel, has been ordered to pay over $140 million to a man who alleges he suffered a heart attack as a result of using the drug.
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Second Testosterone Bellwether Lawsuit Wraps in Illinois

Second Testosterone Bellwether Lawsuit Wraps in Illinois October 9, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: The second bellwether testosterone lawsuit in testosterone multidistrict litigation ended in similar fashion to the first: a sizeable punitive damages award, together with a jury finding that defendant AbbVie Inc. was not liable for heart issues suffered by the plaintiffs in the respective trials.
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Testosterone Lawsuits Begin, Outcomes Split

Testosterone Lawsuits Begin, Outcomes Split September 5, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: The makers of a testosterone supplement that only carries FDA approval for hypogonadism (severely depleted testosterone) but nonetheless has been heavily marketed to treat a largely manufactured disease, won their day in court at the end of last month when a jury in state court found in favor of AndroGel manufacturer AbbVie. The decision translates to a loss for the plaintiff, who alleged in his testosterone lawsuit that his heart attack was associated with his use of AndroGel.
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Eli Lilly & Co. Testosterone Bellwether Trials Scheduled for 2018

Eli Lilly & Co. Testosterone Bellwether Trials Scheduled for 2018 July 4, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: AbbVie Inc., the makers of AndroGel, have garnered the lion’s share of attention (and the highest proportion of lawsuits) in the testosterone side effects MDL to date. However Eli Lilly and Co. (Lilly), the manufacturer of Axiron, is the subject of renewed focus after the federal judge in Illinois overseeing multidistrict litigation last month selected the first two bellwether cases that will go to trial next year (In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation, Case No: 1:14-cv-01748, in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois).
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Testosterone Gels Get a Failing Grade in More Ways Than One

Testosterone Gels Get a Failing Grade in More Ways Than One May 9, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: Testosterone side effects associated with the usage of testosterone supplements and gels have, up until now, focused on cardiovascular issues. But now there is new research that suggests there is a cognitive price to pay.
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Latest Study Suggests AndroGel Increases Arterial Plaque in Older Men

Latest Study Suggests AndroGel Increases Arterial Plaque in Older Men March 31, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: As testosterone side effects lawsuits continue to roll in, a study published last month in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) appears to confirm long-held assertions that testosterone therapy in otherwise healthy men serves only to increase the risks for heart attack and stroke needlessly.
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While FDA Suggests Potential for Testosterone Abuse, Health Canada Takes a Pass

While FDA Suggests Potential for Testosterone Abuse, Health Canada Takes a Pass February 26, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: With the US and Canada remaining both direct neighbors and close trading partners, the Canadian equivalent to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) often mirrors safety updates issued by the FDA for drugs and medications. In specific cases, the Canadian position is in some measure more aggressive than its US counterpart. However when the FDA, in October of last year updated warnings to testosterone side effects inherent to testosterone supplements, Health Canada chose not to follow suit.
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Testosterone Defendant Attempts to Limit Scope of Expert Witness

Testosterone Defendant Attempts to Limit Scope of Expert Witness January 24, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: Plaintiffs in testosterone lawsuits against defendant AbbVie Inc. found themselves momentarily distracted from the allegations at hand earlier this month when the Illinois federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation over testosterone side effects needed to rule on a motion submitted by the defendant to trim a report from an expert witness in the case.
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FDA Announces New Testosterone Warnings

FDA Announces New Testosterone Warnings November 23, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: As plaintiffs in testosterone lawsuits wait for the testosterone side effect litigation to move forward, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it has approved new labeling changes that will affect all prescription testosterone therapies. The new testosterone labels affect both the Warning and the Abuse and Dependence sections of the drugs' label.
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Prescription Testosterone Products Get New FDA Health Warnings

Prescription Testosterone Products Get New FDA Health Warnings October 26, 2016. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: All prescription testosterone products will now carry class-wide labeling changes introduced by The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to warn of the health risks associated with testosterone abuse and dependence.
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