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Research Letter
July 10, 2018

Testosterone Prescribing in the United States, 2002-2016

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
JAMA. 2018;320(2):200-202. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.7999

Testosterone use in the United States tripled from 2001 through 2011, mostly in men without a clear indication.1,2 In late 2013 and early 2014, 2 studies reported increased myocardial infarction and stroke associated with testosterone use.3,4 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety bulletin on January 31, 2014. We assessed recent trends in testosterone prescribing.