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Men with Low Testosterone See Multiple Doctors Before Being Diagnosed; Many Dissatisfied with Current Treatment Options
Date:6/10/2009

' the symptoms of low testosterone," Dr. Miner said. "There may be important physical benefits to treatment, such as increased muscle mass and a reduced risk for osteoporosis. We are only beginning to explore/appreciate the link between low testosterone and more serious medical conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease."

The internet survey was conducted by Forrest W. Anderson during March and April and was sponsored by Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., which is developing the first and only long-acting injectable testosterone replacement treatment in the U.S. Testosterone undecanoate currently is pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval. Testosterone undecanoate was first approved in Europe in 2003 and is now marketed as Nebido in more than 80 countries by Bayer Schering Pharma AG.

ABOUT HYPOGONADISM

Hypogonadism, also known as low testosterone, is a common yet largely under-recognized and under-treated condition that affects an estimated 13.8 million men in the United States. Only 9 percent of American men with low testosterone are currently being treated with testosterone replacement therapy.

Low testosterone is associated with a broad range of physical, psychological and sexual symptoms including decreased energy and mood, fatigue, loss of muscle mass, decreased libido and erectile dysfunction. In addition, low testosterone is associated with other serious medical conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome.

ABOUT ENDO

Endo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP) is a specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the research, development, sale and marketing of branded and generic prescription pharmaceuticals used to treat and manage pain, overactive bladder, prostate cancer and the early onset of puberty in c
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