Testosterone ads spread the word about low testosterone, or low T. And to some, low T is an invented disease.
In an editorial recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, two men’s health experts expressed concerns about direct-to-consumer ads for testosterone products, like AndroGel and Axiron.
Thomas Perls, a Boston University professor and Boston Medical Center geriatrician, and David Handelsman, a University of Sydney professor, authored the editorial.
Perls and Handelsman consider direct-to-consumer ads to be “’disease mongering’”, since the ads treat male aging as a curable health condition, as opposed to a normal part of life.
The two authors have called for a ban on testosterone ads.
If there weren’t serious testosterone side effects, like heart attack and stroke, then testosterone ads wouldn’t be a concern. However, researchers have discovered a strong link between testosterone use in older males and cardiovascular problems, including heart attack and stroke.
Perls and Handelsman may be correct in calling for a ban on testosterone ads.
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References: Pharmaceutical litigation, Testosterone