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For a relatively new treatment, testosterone therapy has already generated more than its share of controversy. While testosterone has been used for decades to treat certain medical disorders, it wasn’t until the early 2000s that doctors began prescribing it for symptoms of aging. This was in part due to relentless marketing by pharmaceutical companies, which rebranded normal declines in sex drive and athleticism as “low-T syndrome.” New prescriptions for testosterone increased by more than 400% in the decade following 2002. Then, in 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a safety announcement publicizing the results of two studies that…
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