December 5, 2006 |
The hair-loss drug Propecia interferes with the most commonly used test for prostate cancer, causing inaccurate readings that can mask the presence of the disease, researchers reported Monday. About 4 million men worldwide use the drug, whose active ingredient is finasteride, which prevents the breakdown of testosterone.
June 20, 1996 |
Ever since the biblical Samson had his locks shorn by the scheming Delilah, most men have preferred a full head of hair to the alternative. Now a number of pharmaceutical companies see a chance to grow profits along with hair and are racing to develop a new wave of anti-baldness drugs to compete with the industry's first offering, Pharmacia & Upjohn Inc.'s Rogaine.