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

2015 PFS Foundation Annual Address

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Aug. 4, 2015 Dear Friends: By many accounts, we’ve reached a tipping point on post-finasteride syndrome awareness within the medical community. The most significant advancement occurred in March, when the U.S. National Institutes of Health added PFS to its Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center. “Studies are under way to understand the safety profile of

Suicidal Ideaton Associated with Finasteride Use in Young Men, Says New Study in Leading Pharmacology Journal

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Suicidal Ideaton Associated with Finasteride Use in Young Men, Says New Study in Leading Pharmacology Journal   SOMERSET, N.J., July 23, 2015 – New research in a leading pharmacology journal concludes that young men who take finasteride for hair loss may be at risk of contemplating suicide. The study, published in the July issue of

Post-Finasteride Syndrome Foundation Site Traffic Up 37%

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Post-Finasteride Syndrome Foundation Website Traffic Up 37%  167 Nations Now Accessing Info on the Condition  SOMERSET, N.J., July 22, 2015 – Traffic to the PFS Foundation’s website rose 37 percent during the first half of 2015, compared to the same period in 2014, according to Google Analytics. Concurrently, the number of nations accessing PFSFoundation.org totaled

Southwest Brain Bank Launches PFS Brain and Spinal Cord Donation Program

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Southwest Brain Bank Launches Post-Finasteride Syndrome Brain and Spinal Cord Donation Program   SOMERSET, N.J., July 15, 2015 – The Southwest Brain Bank (SWBB) in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio has received its first donation of the brain and spinal cord of a post-finasteride syndrome

U.S. National Institutes of Health Adds PFS to Genetic and Rare Diseases Info Center

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Global Public Health Advisory   U.S. National Institutes of Health Adds PFS to Genetic and Rare Diseases Info Center     May 19, 2015 Dear Public Health Official: The U.S. National Institutes of Health recently added post-finasteride syndrome (PFS) to its Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center, noting that: “Studies are underway to understand the

Number of Nations Logging onto PFS Foundation Website Rises 22% in 2014

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Number of Nations Accessing Post-Finasteride Syndrome Foundation Website Rises 22% in 2014 Overall Traffic Jumps 64% vs. 2013 SOMERSET, N.J., Jan. 6, 2015 – The number of nations that logged onto the Post-Finasteride Syndrome Foundation website jumped 22 percent in 2014, according to Google Analytics. In all, users in 157 countries—or 81 percent of the