Curbs on GP testosterone scripts 'haphazard'

New details that have emerged of the PBS criteria for testosterone prescribing show the restrictions on GP use go further than previously thought.

In addition to requiring specialists to validate GP diagnoses, patients who fulfilled the previous criteria for testosterone treatment must be reassessed before they can continue therapy, an advisory note from Andrology Australia reveals.

And the lowering of the threshold serum testosterone level from 8nmol/L to 6nmol/L for treatment eligibility means that GPs will need to take some patients off testosterone treatment, it