Pfizer's Testosterone Drug Poses Heart Risks, Suit Says

By Sindhu Sundar (September 12, 2014, 7:31 PM EDT) -- Pfizer Inc. has become the latest target of allegations that testosterone treatments cause heart problems, with a new lawsuit accusing the drugmaker of promoting its Depo-Testosterone treatment as safe and effective despite its risks of causing heart attacks, strokes and blood clots.

Pfizer and its unit Pharmacia & Upjohn Co. LLC are accused of conducting a "disease mongering" campaign to exaggerate the prevalence of testosterone products in order to boost sales of Depo-Testosterone, despite its heart health risks, according to the Sept. 5 complaint brought by Alvaro Roman Gutierrez. The plaintiff claims his use of the drug caused him serious physical...

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