"Treat the disease, you win some, you lose some. Treat the patient, you always win."
~Patch Adams~

Monday, August 10, 2009

Testosterone-raising drug iffy

I'm sure all of you have seen commercials for Androgel ---- the commercials show men not feeling well and the voice over asking if they might be suffering from "low T" (testosterone). While the problem of low testosterone levels in men has been recognized for quite some time, last spring when the big ad campaign came out I did a bit of researching on the price of Androgel. I found it to be anywhere from $138 to $264 for a 30 day supply (I checked three online pharmacies). It is available by prescription only. I strongly suspect that if the doctors prescribing this took a hard look at the cost of a compounded prescription for testostrone, they would find it to be much less expensive---thus saving their male patients (and their insurance companies) a lot of money. If any of the men in your life are taking Androgel, pass this article from United Press on to them for reading.

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