A Florida man has filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Merck after allegedly losing his sex drive and becoming impotent because of Propecia. The new complaint is just the latest in a slew of Propecia sexual dysfunction lawsuits to be filed in courts throughout the country. In addition to the risk of sexual side effects, Propecia has also been linked to gynecomastia, prostate cancer, and male breast cancer.
Propecia Update 5/22/12: The parents of a former Propecia user who committed suicide after suffering from persistent sexual side effects is blaming the widely-prescribed hair loss treatment for their son’s action. Twenty-two-year-old Randy Santmann killed himself in 2008 within a week of being released from a psychiatric facility, and just six months after discontinuing treatment with Propecia. Click here to learn more.
Propecia Update 5/18/12: In an attempt to bring nationwide attention to the severe sexual complications caused by Propecia, a Las Vegas man has staked himself outside Merck’s headquarters in New Jersey. Kevin Malley, 30, began his self-proclaimed ‘hunger strike’ earlier this week, indicating that he had stopped eating on May 13 to protest Merck’s failure to acknowledge Propecia’s inherent dangers. Click here to learn more.
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What’s the problem?
March 6, 2012 – The new Propecia lawsuit was filed last month on behalf of Gary Reynolds in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. According to the complaint, Reynolds began taking Propecia in 1999, and within about six months of undergoing treatment, started noticing symptoms of impotence, erectile dysfunction, and decreased desire to engage in sexual activity.
These complications became so severe that Reynolds stopped taking Propecia in 2009. Despite no longer using the drug, Reynolds claims that he was left with permanent sexual dysfunction, depression, cognitive issues, testicular pain, and other serious persistent side effects.
Reynolds’s lawsuit, like the vast majority of other claims involving Propecia, alleges that Merck did not adequately research their drug before releasing it on to the market, and failed to properly warn the public about the potential side effects associated with it.
First approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 1997, Propecia (generic: finasteride) is prescribed for the treatment of male pattern baldness. It is a low-dose version of Proscar, which is FDA-approved to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Merck recently took down their Propecia website, leading to speculation that it may be preparing to issue a nationwide recall for the drug.
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