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

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