PHILADELPHIA, Penn. — In early January 2018, Endo International’s Auxilium unit settled a lawsuit over its testosterone replacement drug, Testim, according to Reuters.
The settlement came just days before the case was going to be tried. The plaintiff claimed he suffered a stroke caused by his use of Testim.
Endo is not the only company to come under scrutiny in the legal system for their testosterone drugs. In fact, two others, including Abbvie’s AndroGel (which was ordered to pay out $140 million in damages to one man, and another $150 million to another) and Lipocine’s Tlando drug, have come under fire for their side effects.
According to Forbes, the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) advisory committees have had issues approving Tlando due to the cardiovascular side effects. Similar cardiovascular issues, including heart attacks and strokes, have become known to AbbVie; plaintiffs in their cases cite that the company downplayed these risks and as a result they suffered severe medical complications.
What Is Testim?
Testim is a testosterone replacement therapy drug manufactured and distributed by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a subsidiary of Endo International.
Testim is a gel substance that is applied topically to the skin. The gel contains a reservoir of testosterone that is absorbed slowly through the skin and into the body. This is advertised as a safe and effective way to administer testosterone replacement therapy.
What Are Complications Of Testim?
Recently conducted medical studies have identified a number of potential risks and complications associated with testosterone replacement therapy. Some of these side effects include:
- Heart attack
- Pulmonary embolism
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Blood clots
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