Bio-T-Gel is a prescription testosterone replacement medicine. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the low-T drug for the treatment of hypogonadism, or low testosterone levels. Bio-T-Gel is a topically-applied gel containing testosterone, which is absorbed into the bloodstream. Low testosterone products like Bio-T-Gel have been linked to a greater risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. Lawsuits have been filed accusing drug makers of failing to properly warn the public regarding the dangers of low-T products.
Experienced product liability attorneys of The Cochran Firm’s Washington, D.C. office are actively investigating these and other claims related to low testosterone products. If you or someone you loved suffered health problems while taking a low testosterone product, please contact us for a free, confidential, no-obligation case consultation.
Bio-T-Gel is made and distributed by Lincolnshire, Ill.-based Biosante Pharmaceuticals and its Israel-based partner Teva Pharmaceuticals. The FDA approved Bio-T-Gel testosterone gel in February 2012 for the treatment of low testosterone. Teva is the world’s largest manufacturer of generic drugs.
Recent medical studies have linked testosterone products like Bio-T-Gel with a greater risk of serious health issues such as heart attack, arrhythmia, stroke, pulmonary embolism, and blood clotting. A 2010 medical study on low testosterone products was halted after an unusually high number of participants suffered heart attacks. More recent studies of low-T products in the Journal of the American Medical Association and PLOS One found that testosterone replacement therapy was linked with extremely serious cardiovascular problems.
On Jan. 31, 2014, the FDA issued an announcement stating that it is investigating the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in men taking FDA-approved low-testosterone products like Bio-T-Gel. The FDA recommends that patients taking Bio-T-Gel should not stop without discussing any questions with their health care provider.
Contact the team of experienced attorneys with The Cochran Firm’s Washington, D.C. office. We are actively reviewing claims related to low testosterone product injuries. If you suffered health problems while taking Bio-T-Gel, you may be eligible for compensation. Our team of seasoned litigators design case strategies that aim to secure the highest possible recovery for our clients.
Because there legal time limits apply to filing claims, we recommend contacting our office as soon as practicable. All inquiries are free, confidential, and carry no obligation.