New York Times Op-Ed "Don't Ask Your Doctor About 'Low T," Dr. John
La Puma addresses the over-prescription of testosterone supplements that
has occurred during the last decade. Clinical testosterone deficiency
is a legitimate disorder that requires supplementation of testosterone;
however, the condition is not nearly as common as the drug ads would have
you believe, according to Dr. La Puma.
The number of testosterone prescriptions given to American men increased
three fold since 2001. Furthermore, approximately one fourth of these
prescriptions were dispensed without a blood test, which is necessary
to determine whether or not a patient truly needs testosterone therapy.
As a result of this widespread usage of testosterone, researchers are
beginning to find more and more evidence of
potentially fatal health risks not mentioned by the drug companies.
If you or a loved one has suffered a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot
following testosterone usage,
contact Morelli Law Firm immediately.