“Low T” clinics, which are dispensaries for low testosterone drugs, are on the rise throughout the U.S., despite serious concerns among doctors. The clinics often sell testosterone boosters to clients who are denied them by their doctor because they do not have a medical reason for low testosterone.
Doctors have urged patients to avoid the testosterone clinics, which some claim exist to sell as many prescriptions of the drug as possible, despite health risks. While testosterone booster prescriptions have tripled in the last 10 years, many of the testosterone drugs sold through these clinics go undocumented because the clinics only accept cash payment.
A 2013 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that men who take Low T drugs are 30% more likely to suffer from heart attack or stroke during a three-year period. The increased risk of testosterone booster heart attacks has led doctors to seriously question the prevalence of testosterone therapy in men. In January 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it would launch an investigation into testosterone booster side effects.