Curbs on GP testosterone scripts backed by study
Restrictions on GP scripts for testosterone have been vindicated by research showing it provides little or no substantial benefit in older men.
Initial findings from major randomised controlled trials show that testosterone provides only weak and fading effects on sexual function, says Professor David Handelsman, head of the andrology department at Concord Hospital,
The US Testosterone Trials involved 790 symptomatic men aged over 65 with mild reduction in serum testosterone levels (below 9.5mmol/L) and symptoms suggesting hypoandrogenism.
This group were randomised to testosterone gel or