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Pressure mounts on US FDA to address alleged persistent sexual dysfunction with Merck's hair loss drug

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Executive Summary

As physicians call for the US FDA to address reports of persistent sexual dysfunction with Merck & Co's male-pattern hair loss drug Propecia (finasteride), the US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in San Diego, California, has scheduled a 29 March hearing session that will determine if a number of individual law suits filed against the company should be "centralised" in one legal action.



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