Texas Depo-Testosterone LawyerNovember 13, 2015 — Men who were injured by the generic testosterone boosters Testopel and Depo-Testosterone cannot pursue claims that drug-makers failed to warn about serious cardiovascular side effects, a federal judge has ruled.

Law360 reports that U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly approved a motion to dismiss claims against Pfizer and Auxilium Pharmaceuticals.

Testopel and Depo-Testosterone are “generic” because neither drug is unique. They were both given expedited approval based on their equivalence to other approved testosterone drugs on the market.

Because Testopel and Depo-Testosterone are generics, drug-makers cannot change the label without FDA approval. Therefore, consumers’ state law failure-to-warn claims are preempted because they interfere with federal law.

Brand-name drug-makers do not need approval from the FDA before they can strengthen warning labels.

Over 2,700 lawsuits have been centralized in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2545) under Judge Kennelly in one federal court in Illinois. Most of those cases involve brand-name drugs like AndroGel.

Concern about the safety of testosterone has grown considerably in recent years. Studies have found that older men on testosterone were more likely to have a deadly heart attack or stroke than men who did not use testosterone.

The FDA opened a safety investigation in January 2014. Six months later, the agency ordered drug-makers to add warnings about the risk of venous blood clots, including pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and venous thromboembolism.

In March 2015, the FDA asked drug-makers to add warnings about heart attack and strokes and, start studying long-term risks, and stop marketing testosterone for age-related symptoms attributed to “Low T.”

Need a Testosterone Injury Lawyer in Texas?

Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged.

Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”

The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our Texas testosterone injury lawyers for a free lawsuit review.