PUBG: Super Beta prostate testosterone booster?
article The NFL and the NFL Players Association are both expected to announce a new testosterone-boosting drug to combat prostate cancer in the next two weeks.
The drug, which is being developed by a German firm called Biostar, will be used for players aged 16-32, and will be available for the first time in 2019.
It has not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, and there is no indication that it will be sold in the US.
However, a study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine in May found that the drug had an effective reduction in symptoms and prostate-specific antigen levels in those with high levels of prostate-related symptoms, such as painful urination.
“A lot of the research is looking at how this drug might help in reducing symptoms and lowering the risk of cancer,” says Dr David Bier, chief medical officer at Biofortified, a biotechnology company that is developing the drug.
“We’re doing a clinical trial and looking at the side effects.
There’s no data yet on safety.
But there’s lots of data that shows that it’s effective in reducing prostate-cancer symptoms.”
The new drug is also being tested in a clinical study in a small number of young adults.
Biofortification’s first clinical trial is being conducted in the United States.
“It’s one of the first things we’ve done with a very low dose, and the response has been very good,” says Prof Dr Richard Wirth, a paediatrician at Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital and an expert on the use of testosterone for prostate cancer prevention.
“The fact that it has been shown to have some effectiveness in reducing the risk and some safety profile of prostate cancer means that it could be a big deal.”
The FDA has yet to approve the drug, but in recent months the agency has approved a small amount of testosterone-sparing drugs in Europe.
These are usually prescribed to help with fatigue, and they have been linked to a drop in risk of prostate cancers.
“If the FDA approves it, that’s an important development,” says Wirth.
“But I think we’re in uncharted waters with respect to this drug.”
How long will the drug be available?
Dr Bier says that the next-generation drug will be ready for sale in 2019, and that Biofortifies drug will only be available to US players.
He says the drug will cost between $10,000 and $15,000 a year for a 32-year-old man with a low-risk prostate.
The company says the cost savings are due to the fact that the medication has not been shown in clinical trials to have any adverse effects.
However there have been several reports of men taking the drug and getting side effects such as weight loss.
Does the new drug work?
A study published last month in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that in men with low-level prostate-associated symptoms and symptoms of fatigue, testosterone injections increased the size of prostate cells, and helped to reduce the size and shape of prostate structures.
However the researchers cautioned that they had not tested the new product in men who have not experienced any symptoms of prostate problems.
The researchers also found that after four months, testosterone levels had returned to pre-treatment levels, but only after men had undergone three cycles of testing.
Dr Biest says the company is working on an independent assessment of the safety and efficacy of the drug before deciding whether to continue its trials.
“I would be cautious about saying we’re 100 per cent confident it’s going to work,” he says.
“When we were looking at this drug we were very, very cautious about what we were doing, and we’re going to keep doing those tests.”
Biofortifying has also said it has found no evidence that the treatment reduces cancer risk in men at high risk of developing the disease.
Is it worth it?
Biofortify says that in order to help patients who have low-grade prostate symptoms, it has to test the medication on the men’s own testicles and test for any signs of abnormal tissue.
“What we’ve been doing is trying to develop a drug that has the same safety profile as other testosterone therapy and is not going to change your sex hormone profile,” says Bier.
“So if you have low grade symptoms, we’re not going do this therapy.
If you’re a healthy guy and you have a high-grade disease, then you should try this therapy.”
The company has also developed a pill for men aged 65 and over, which costs $50,000 for a 30-year trial and will come to market in 2019 or 2020.
“There are many advantages to using a pill that’s not a testosterone booster, such a pill would be less expensive, would be easier to administer and take,” says Biofortilled.
The other advantage of the pill