Just days after the FDA ordered pharmaceutical giant Merck to update Propecia’s warning label to include information about persistent sexual side effects, the administration vowed to keep pressure on the company as new victims come forward. The FDA is also reportedly in the process of gathering data from former Propecia users who have suffered from health complications not yet acknowledged by Merck. A large number of Propecia lawsuits have been filed against Merck in courthouses around the country, alleging that the company failed to warn users that the popular hair loss treatment could cause serious and potentially-irreversible sexual side effects.
Propecia Update 5/31/12: Attorneys involved in federal lawsuits over Propecia sexual side effects met with a multidistrict litigation (MDL) judge yesterday to discuss procedural matters and the upcoming structure of the trials. To date, only 18 Propecia lawsuits have been consolidated into the MDL; however, this number is expected to grow rapidly in the near future, as Propecia attorneys continue to review potential cases on behalf of individuals allegedly injured by the drug’s side effects. Click here to learn more.
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.
Propecia Lawsuit Update 5/9/12: The number of Propecia lawsuits filed on behalf of men who allegedly suffered serious sexual side effects from the drug continues to grow at a rapid pace, even as the litigation process is still in its infancy. Last month, all lawsuits involving Propecia filed in New Jersey state court were centralized before Judge Jessica R. Mayer in Middlesex County. Click here to learn more.
Free Propecia Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has suffered from sexual dysfunction or been diagnosed with cancer after taking Propecia (finasteride) or Proscar, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Merck & Co. and we can help.
What’s the problem?
May 4, 2012 – “The FDA will continue to vigilantly evaluate and analyze all reports that are available on finasteride and take regulatory actions as warranted,” an administration spokesperson wrote in a letter last month to a doctor who has interviewed hundreds of men suffering from post-finasteride syndrome.
“The FDA wants to know about all adverse reactions potentially caused by finasteride,” said the official. “This includes cases of patients who developed Peyronie’s [disease], anxiety, panic attacks, cognitive dysfunction, chronic insomnia, muscle wasting and the other persistent side effects.”
In addition to these complications, other unlisted side effects reported among Propecia and Proscar users include:
- reduced exercise tolerance
- weight gain with increased fat deposition
- muscle and joint aches
To gather data on finasteride’s role in causing these and other serious side effects, the FDA encourages victims to report their cases to the administration’s MedWatch program.
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The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Propecia lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new sexual dysfunction and cancer cases in all 50 states.
Remember, taking a drug like Propecia to treat hair loss shouldn’t lead to permanent sexual dysfunction or cancer. Our law firm is passionate about helping the large number of otherwise healthy men who have suffered from the serious and potentially irreversible side effects of Propecia.
If you or a loved one has suffered from sexual dysfunction or been diagnosed with cancer after taking Propecia (finasteride) or Proscar, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help. We offer a Free Confidential Case Evaluation.