As with so many other harmful drugs, the use of testosterone went off the rails when companies pushed the drug’s use for off-label purposes. Although testosterone replacement therapy was approved to treat just two specific conditions, companies eventually pushed their products to treat all kinds of other conditions, a use were never approved by the FDA. It was this aggressive off-label marketing and label-expansion that led to many unnecessary injuries, suffering, and thousands of lawsuits.
FDA Approves Testosterone For Treatment of Two Conditions
In 1953 the FDA first approved a version of synthetic testosterone to treat two conditions: (1) primary hypogonadism and (2) hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Since that time the FDA has not approved testosterone to treat any other diseases or conditions.