MHRA Issues Drug Safety Update on Finasteride

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MHRA Issues Drug Safety Update on Finasteride   UK surveillance agency cites reports of depression and suicidal ideation   May 26, 2017 Dear Friends: The UK’s equivalent of the US Food and Drug Administration, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has issued a drug safety update on finasteride. The May 24 document, titled Finasteride:

Peripheral Nervous System Involved in PFS Patients with Severe ED, New Study Demonstrates

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Peripheral Nervous System Involved in Post-Finasteride Syndrome Patients with Severe Erectile Dysfunction, New Study Demonstrates for the First Time   SOMERSET, N.J., April 18, 2017 – Post-finasteride syndrome (PFS) patients suffer from altered levels of critical brain-function regulators, including neuroactive steroids, according to a new clinical study published in The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and

Feinberg School of Medicine Epidemiology Study Suggests Tens of Thousands of PFS Cases in Young Men Taking Finasteride for Hair Loss

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Feinberg School of Medicine Epidemiology Study Suggests Tens of Thousands of Cases of Post-Finasteride Syndrome in Young Men Taking Finasteride for Hair Loss   1.19% of men 16 to 42 years old with no prior history of sexual dysfunction taking low-dose finasteride for more than 205 days developed persistent erectile dysfunction (ED) lasting ≥ 90

‘Underlying Neurobiological Abnormalities’ Exist in Finasteride Users with Persistent Sexual Dysfunction

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‘Underlying Neurobiological Abnormalities’ Exist in Finasteride Users with Persistent Sexual Dysfunction, Suggests Clinical Study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital   SOMERSET, N.J., Sept. 29, 2016 – Men who experience persistent sexual dysfunction after discontinuing finasteride have “neurobiological abnormalities,” suggests a new study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Among those abnormalities is

Support Program Connects PFS Patients Worldwide

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Support Program Connects PFS Patients Worldwide SOMERSET, N.J., Sept. 9, 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 form, complete it and

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