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Androgel Bellwether Trial Ruling Favors Plaintiffs

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In a case management order filed by US District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly, Androgel maker AbbVie was denied its attempt to have the first bellwether case dismissed on grounds that the statute of limitations had expired. The testosterone lawsuit, filed by Jeffrey Konrad, was originally selected as a representative case... Read more »

Studies Cast Doubt on Testosterone Therapy Benefits

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Testosterone supplementation for older men has become big business for companies like Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie as they have marketed their testosterone products to the general population. Unfortunately, the benefits touted by these manufacturers may be overstated, new studies are finding. In fact, the risks associated with testosterone therapy might... Read more »

Early Trials Selected for Growing Androgel Lawsuits

Eight Androgel lawsuits have been selected out of around 5,500 cases currently pending to serve as bellwether trials in the coordinated litigation. The bellwether trials are carefully selected to provide insight into how juries might respond to evidence and testimony in future trials. These early trials also can serve as... Read more »

Testosterone Claim Involving Testim Joins MDL 2545

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An Arlington, Texas man has filed a testosterone lawsuit against Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline, LLC. His lawsuit will join the multidistrict litigation in the Northern District of Illinois. According to his short form complaint, the man was prescribed and began taking Testim in June 2010. In... Read more »

Androgel Lawsuits Identified for Bellwether Trial Pool

The first bellwether trials in multidistrict litigation 2545, which concerns injuries allegedly caused by testosterone replacement therapy, are slated to go to trial by fall of 2016. Court dockets show that more than 2,700 complaints are currently pending against the manufacturers of Testim, Adroderm, Androgel, Axiron and other products that... Read more »

Study Examines Testosterone Dosage and Heart Risks

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In July, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill published a study on testosterone heart risks in the medical journal, JAMA Internal Medicine, finding that the side effects of testosterone injections may pose the highest risk of cardiovascular events, hospitalizations and deaths. The team examined the comparative... Read more »