‘Underlying Neurobiological Abnormalities’ Exist in Finasteride Users with Persistent Sexual Dysfunction, Suggests Clinical Study

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‘Underlying Neurobiological Abnormalities’ Exist in Finasteride Users with Persistent Sexual Dysfunction, Suggests Clinical Study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Research at Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate finds that patients’ brain activities overlap with those of men suffering ‘major depression’ SOMERSET, N.J., Sept. 29, 2016 – Men who experience persistent sexual dysfunction after discontinuing finasteride have

Support Program Connects PFS Patients Worldwide

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Support Program Connects PFS Patients with One Another Worldwide   SOMERSET, N.J., Sept. 21, 2016 – The Post-Finasteride Syndrome Foundation has launched a program to connect PFS patients with one another for mutual support. Any PFS patient or family member of a PFS patient who would like to participate should download the PFS Patient Support

2016 PFS Foundation Annual Address

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    Aug. 4, 2016   Dear Friends: I began last year’s annual address by letting you know how encouraged I was that the National Institutes of Health had not only added PFS to its Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center but linked to our website. Now I’m equally encouraged to note a similar milestone,

Two European Documentaries a Milestone in PFS Awareness

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European Documentaries a Major Milestone in Post-Finasteride Syndrome Awareness   SOMERSET, N.J., July 14, 2016 – A pair of European documentaries focusing on post-finasteride syndrome mark the first time the condition has been the subject of extended TV coverage on any continent. The first documentary, titled “Pills in Search of an Illness,” debuted April 19

Finasteride-Induced Suicides up 8.4% in WHO’s VigiBase

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Finasteride-Induced Suicides Rise 8.4% in WHO Database of Adverse Drug Reactions   SOMERSET, N.J., July 13, 2016 – Reports of finasteride-induced completed suicides are up 8.4% in the World Health Organization Progamme for International Drug Monitoring’s database of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) for Q1 through Q2 2016 over Q4 2015. The absolute number of completed

Finasteride-Induced Suicidal and Self-Injurious Behavior Rises 33% in WHO Database of Adverse Drug Reactions

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Finasteride-Induced Suicidal and Self-Injurious Behavior Rises 33% in WHO Database of Adverse Drug Reactions SOMERSET, N.J., Jan. 5, 2016 – Reports of finasteride-induced Suicidal and Self-Injurious Behavior are up 33 percent in the World Health Organization Progamme for International Drug Monitoring’s database of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) for Q4 vs. Q3 2015. Within that category

PFS Foundation Web Traffic Up 33% Year Over Year

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PFS Foundation Website Traffic Up 33% Year Over Year Users in 176 nations have accessed info on post-finasteride syndrome   SOMERSET, N.J., Jan. 5, 2016 – Traffic to the PFS Foundation website rose 33.6 percent in 2015, compared to 2014, according to Google Analytics. Concurrently, users in 161 countries—or 82.5 percent of the world (as

Reminder: Report PFS Symptoms to National Pharmacovigilance Authorities

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Reminder: Report PFS Symptoms to Pharmacovigilance Authorities World Health Organization VigiBase database contains 12,000+ adverse drug reaction reports for finasteride, including 3000+ cases of sexual and fertility disorders, and 50+ suicides SOMERSET, N.J., Sept. 9, 2015 – The Post-Finasteride Syndrome Foundation is reminding PFS patients to report all persistent side effects to their respective national

Data available on adverse side effects of 5α-RIs don’t conclusively suggest they’re safe, say researchers at Boston University School of Medicine

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The Data Available on Adverse Side Effects of 5α-RIs ‘Do Not Conclusively Suggest that these Agents Are Safe,’ Say Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine   SOMERSET, N.J., Sept. 7, 2015 – Data from preclinical and clinical studies have provided substantial evidence that 5α-Reductase inhibitors (5α-RIs) such as finasteride and dutasteride cause loss or

Suggestion that Sexual Side Effects Appear Early in Finasteride Therapy then Return to Normal is ‘Inaccurate,’ Say Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine

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Suggestion that Sexual Side Effects Appear Early in Finasteride Therapy then Return to Normal is ‘Inaccurate,’ Say Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine   SOMERSET, N.J., Aug. 26, 2015 – Twenty-five percent of men currently taking finasteride or dutasteride (brand names Proscar and Avodart) for the treatment of benign prostate enlargement (BPH), appear not