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    What do you think of new warning labels on TRT products?

    Alan Strumeyer, MDDr. Strumeyer“Some of these just make sense. I don’t know all of the labeling changes, but most stuff like that makes sense. Don’t take it if it isn’t prescribed by a physician. Don’t take it unless you have low testosterone, things like that—I think that makes perfect sense.    

    I think most people think that way, but I do know that testosterone clinics have opened up, which is why a lot of this is happening. All of a sudden, we have more headaches in getting approval for testosterone replacement from a lot of insurance companies.

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    I know where my son lives in Houston, right next to him is a testosterone clinic where men can just walk in, complain about something, and get shots. I think that’s where this is coming from, honestly. I think it’s just been overprescribed for people who don’t really need it. It is good for people who are doing that to be warned that it is not good.”

    Alan Strumeyer, MD
    Millburn, NJ

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