A man on TV is selling me a miracle cure that will keep me young forever. It’s called Androgel…for treating something called Low T, a pharmaceutical company–recognized condition affecting millions of men with low testosterone, previously known as getting older.—The Colbert Report,1 December 2012
A man on TV is selling me a miracle cure that will keep me young forever. It’s called Androgel…for treating something called Low T, a pharmaceutical company–recognized condition affecting millions of men with low testosterone, previously known as getting older.
—The Colbert Report,1 December 2012
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Why can't anyone and everyone make testosterone topical gels, driving most of the profit motive out of the system? Testosterone is not a patentable chemical entity, nor is whatever topical vehicle is used for its delivery -- or at least shouldn't be. (The gel ingredients are not specified in the full prescribing information.)
Schwartz LM, Woloshin S. Low “T” as in “Template”: How to Sell Disease. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(15):1460–1462. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.7579
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