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Suit Filed Against Maker of Low Testosterone Drug Testim

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A suit was recently filed in a Philadelphia state court by an Alabama man who alleges the testosterone drug Testim caused him to suffer a stroke. The Food and Drug Administration approved Testim in October 2002 and hit the market the following year. The suit is the first against a low testosterone drug manufacturer in Philadelphia's Common Pleas Court. Specifically, the defendants named in the suit include Chesterbrook, Pa.-based Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. and drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline. The attorneys representing the plaintiff in this case have stated, "the pharmaceutical industry created a condition called Low T as part of a multi-billion dollar marketing and sales campaign, there was sufficient medical evidence to reasonably know that these drugs would cause injuries." According to court documents, the male plaintiff began taking the testosterone replacement drug Testim in the fall of 2011. Furthermore, the plaintiff claims he had no prior history of cerebrovascular disease or neurological impairments. However, by summer of 2012, the plaintiff suffered a cerebrovascular accident and was later diagnosed with concomitant erythrocytosis and clinical hyperviscosity syndrome. The plaintiff alleges that these complications were caused by "exogenously administered testosterone-containing medication Testim." After three or four months after the male plaintiff stopped using the drug, blood counts revealed that his hematocrit had returned to normal levels. The plaintiff asserts that the drug was defective in its condition and unreasonably dangerous with respect to its design, warnings, instructions and/or indications for use.

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