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Letters Heart attacks in men using testosterone

Testosterone replacement therapy and cardiovascular events

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 02 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7230
  1. Geoffrey Hackett, professor and andrologist1
  1. 1Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  1. geoff.hackett{at}

In February 2014, The BMJ published a personal view by Sidney Wolfe of Public Citizen—a US anti-pharmaceutical pressure group trying to obtain black box warnings for testosterone products.1 The article presented summaries from two recent papers that claimed increased cardiovascular risk with testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).2 3

In July 2014, the Food and Drug Administration published a detailed response …

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