Hormone Solutions - Lawley Australia news
In Australia Lawley Pharmaceuticals has had some excellent news - AndroForte 5 testosterone for men was included on the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme which means that Australian men with confirmed androgen deficiency can have their testosterone treatment subsidized by the Australian Government. This news has been met with much support from our current AndroForte users here in Australia and places AndroForte on a more equal playing field with our testosterone competitors. The next step is to move beyond Australia and seek US FDA and European registration.
Many people, especially those in the USA, may have seen media reports last month about the US FDA's approval of the drug flibanserin for use in treating peri-menopausal women with low libido. This approval is the first drug ever approved for managing a form of female sexual dysfunction (hypoactive sexual desire disorder) in the USA and represents a seismic shift in the FDA's attitude to female sexual health. Flibanserin was shown in clinical trials to result in one additional satisfying sexual event (SSE) per month compared to placebo. Previous studies of testosterone use in women has repeatedly been shown to more than double the number of SSE's in women. Lawley is now planning large scale studies using AndroFeme testosterone cream for women in both the US, Europe and Australia with the aim for regulatory approval.
Since our last newsletter there have been some interesting research announcements involving testosterone. These include studies looking at the link between depression and borderline testosterone levels in men and how testosterone replacement therapy may be used as a weapon in the war on obesity. These novel uses reveal that testosterone has far reaching health effects on the body and is not just a molecule for fuelling libido!
Lawley continues to be involved in clinical trials that help us to understand all the effects that testosterone has in the body. Of particular note is the TEX study here in Australia which is looking at the effects that testosterone and exercise have on the health of the heart. More information about these studies can be found below.
UK customers now have the option to order AndroFeme, AndroForte and Profeme creams from Central Pharmacy in London using a valid UK prescription (see below and conditions apply). ILS Ltd, our international shipping agent, is offering discounts if you purchase more than a single tube, click here for full details.
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