Northwestern Doc Says AbbVie's Androgel Has Heart Risks

Law360, Chicago (June 8, 2017, 7:32 PM EDT) -- A cardiologist who teaches at Northwestern University was called to the stand Thursday during the fourth day of a bellwether trial against AbbVie Inc. to testify about his belief that testosterone replacement medicines like Androgel increase the risk of heart attacks in older men.

Dr. Hossein Ardehali appeared as an expert witness on behalf of Jeffrey Konrad, a Tennessee man who blames his 2010 heart attack on the Androgel he began using two months before the event.

Konrad's case is the first to go before a jury of around 4,200 filed against AbbVie, the maker of the drug, and several thousand...

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