Does Finasteride Cause Permanent Sexual Side Effects?

September 2012
Neurology Alert;Sep2012, Vol. 31 Issue 1, Special section p1
This section offers news briefs pertaining to pharmacology as of September 2012. A study found that finasteride, a drug used to treat male pattern baldness and symptomatic benign prostatic hypertrophy, may cause long-term sexual dysfunction. A federal appeals court in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ruled that the practice of drug companies paying generic manufacturers is anticompetitive. The weight-loss medication phentermine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


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