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Testosterone-Replacement Therapy

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Martin is a generally healthy 61-year-old married man who has come to you for his annual physical examination. As you discuss Martin's health concerns, he mentions an interest in receiving a prescription for testosterone.

Which of the following approaches do you think is appropriate for this patient? Base your choice on the published literature, your own experience, recent guidelines, and other sources of information.

1. Recommend testosterone-replacement therapy

2. Recommend against testosterone-replacement therapy

To aid in your decision making, each of these approaches is defended in a short essay by an expert in the field. 

Seth Bilazarian, MD's insight:

Excellent review of the controversial topic of Testosterone replacement.  The controversy is largely driven by a lack of data on safety and longterm hazards vs. small benefits from "Low T " treatment, that might better be achieved with weight loss and exercise.  I voted no.

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Health Groups to FTC: Claritin Ain't Candy

Health Groups to FTC: Claritin Ain't Candy | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

Take Home Message:  Bad Idea by Merck. This is bad health policy but also makes no marketing sense. Were they hoping a child will say "Mommy I prefer Claritin over all other antihistamines"

 

Public health advocates are charging that Merck's entertainment product tie-in campaign for children’s Claritin with the movie Madagascar 3 is deceptive and dangerous because it could cause children to confuse medicine with candy.  

Coinciding with the release of the Dreamworks movie in June, the tie-in features the movie cartoon characters on packaging, in games, on stickers and in other giveaways for grape-flavored chewable children's Claritin tablets and grape-flavored over-the-counter allergy syrup. There were also free movie tickets offered with Claritin purchases at many stores. Merck, manufacturer of the Claritin products, also used its "Children's Claritin Mom Crew" to hold Madagascar 3 viewing parties, providing free product sample

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