Dr. Barbara Mintzes among experts objecting to advertising campaign

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30 June 2011

Treatment you don't need - for conditions you don't have

Dr. Barbara Mintzes is among 24 medical experts to sign a letter to the Pharmaceutical Advertising Advisory Board as per a Vancouver Sun article written by Stephen Hume.   The letter objects to an advertising campaign which appears to promote the benefits of a testosterone replacement to alleviate “symptoms” that may otherwise be considered normal for males to experience as they age. 

As explained in the article, the advertised testosterone replacement could have dangerous side effects.