• President Trump Allegedly Takes Propecia, But As With All Medications, It’s Not For Everyone

    The anecdotal incidence of the phenomenon known as post-finasteride syndrome (PFS) seems to be receiving more attention in the mainstream media than ever before, since it’s been revealed that President Trump is being prescribed the hair loss drug by his personal physician. The most commonly reported persistent side effects of finasteride are loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, panic attacks, penile shrinkage, gynecomastia, muscle atrophy, cognitive impairment and insomnia.

    Spencer Kobren and Joe Tillman both long time finasteride users speak with Tom, a physician who has been suffering with many of the adverse side effects described by those who believe they are victims of PFS.

    To provide some perspective, Dr. Richard Hoffman, a physician who was a site investigator in the original clinical trials for finasteride and who also happens to be a patient advocate, who has taken on the role of exposing the inflated claims of drug and device companies for years, has a different take on this relatively new phenomenon or drug induced anomaly.

    “The JAMA Dermatologymeta-analysis did not find any evidence for a life-altering impact of finasteride, just that studies consistently failed to provide sufficient data to adequately characterize the potential harms of the drug. And yet the media coverage of the topic, based on these individual stories, presents an extremely dire portrait.”

    Read article: Advocacy Group Spin May Skew Discussion on Finasteride Side Effects http://bit.ly/1J0FyC1

    If you are currently taking Propecia or are considering the medication to treat your hair loss, this is a show you don’t want to miss.

    ‘s The Bald Truth is internationally syndicated through the GFQ Network

  • How Will Ashly Judd Feel About Rogaine Once She Starts Losing Her Hair?

    When Ashley Judd decided to recite a poem entitled ‘I Am a Nasty Woman’ written by 19 year old Nina Donovan at the Women’s March on Washington, it probably would have been a good idea for her “people” to take the time to research the veracity of its content. As a celebrity feminist/activist she was given an opportunity to make a real difference, to help influence hope and change and to inspire, educate and empower millions of women, instead she chose to regurgitate the writings of an ill-informed young person to punctuate her own, seemingly, less than informed message.

    This is proof positive that we are living in a “post – fact” society. We appreciate Ashley Judd’s passion, but someone has to provide some facts and, in our opinion, they are not going to be provided by Vogue or the mainstream media.

    Fact: 40% of hair loss sufferers are women. Rogaine or generic minoxidil is the most “prescribed” treatment for women with thinning hair. Rogaine as well as other OTC drugs are currently taxed in the following 33 states:
    Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois (subject to a low rate of tax), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
    So to make it clear Rogaine is taxed in most states, just like tampons.

    Fact: According to the Cleveland Clinic research suggests that sexual dysfunction is more common in women than it is in men (43 percent of women and 31 percent of men report some degree of difficulty).

    Fact: The “little pink pill” flibanserin (Addyi), which is flying off the shelves, receives partial coverage from insurers, meaning if they pay for the erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra, they pay for Addyi. If an individual’s health insurance does not cover these “lifestyle drugs” the only state in the nation that taxes prescription medication for both men and women is Illinois. So apparently our erections and sexual health are thought to be equally important as the sexual heath of women by every state in the nation, as well as all private insurers.

    Being hyperbolic to make a point is one thing, but not taking the time to do one’s due diligence before presenting manufactured stats and information as fact is not only irresponsible, but weakens what could have been a very powerful opportunity to tackle real inequity.

    ‘s The Bald Truth is internationally syndicated through the GFQ Network

  • I’m Back On Propecia…Will I Have the Same Positive Response?

    Mike from New York calls in to discuss getting back on Propecia after a 7 year hiatus. While he felt it was the right decision to stop using the drug while he and his wife were trying to get pregnant, Mike’s concerned about whether or not he’ll respond as well to the medication as he did the first time around, and if there really is a difference between brand name Propecia and generic Finasteride. If you’re considering using Propecia this is a show you don’t want to miss.

    ‘s The Bald Truth is internationally syndicated through the GFQ Network



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