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Only shares of Glaxo ever since The New England Journal of Medicine came out with a positive report on the drug out of -- And that is it not only shrinks the prostate but can treat prostate tumors and even prevent boldness and -- the stock though this morning is down a fraction still holding -- 38 ball to -- now.
Some doctors on site and almost all men should just stop taking this drug -- -- off with a down a prostate problem condition or not.
-- next guest guest does not agree.
I disagree with -- The adopted David somebody urologist and chief of robotic surgery at mount Sinai hospital one of the best in the world.
In the prostate arena.
He joins us -- -- -- but his judgment -- to welcome back good to -- you suit should all men take out off regardless of that prostate situation.
What the answer is no historically we were taking we were prescribing -- -- -- prostate.
That way it works is it could it inhibits the -- -- to become the active testosterone to active testosterone BHD.
Is what causes male baldness in the -- largest apostate.
And -- may play a role in prostate cancer now.
They did a great study they looked at 8000 multi institutional across many different countries.
And what they found was between placebo and the patience it took Avago that he may lower that good type off.
Prostate cancer it can reduce the relative risk of did.
Slow growing prostate cancer not being aggressive prostate cancer that we care about -- -- -- that really.
-- and that's a lethal types -- forget about prostate cancer.
At this point I would not give it to all of my patients who prosecutors say that's the answer who would you give it to well if the selected -- -- -- that -- large prostate.
Have family history of prostate cancer I may consider giving to a one of the side effects of this medication is -- fact that -- can reduce your PSA.
PSAs that -- us that we use.
So -- can modify it and that's the only trend that I can follow so I don't want to give them a false hope.
That's one thing does it shrink prostate to humans it can.
The woman tumor in March process not process it can train them it can slow them to -- off slow growing prostate cancer.
That may not be life threatening.
How much of that is helpful.
It's not clear at this point what we care about is if it's going to reduce the number of deaths from -- -- cancer.
We don't have that answer side effect of fit it can reduce -- review there was sexual function which I don't think any -- -- there is interest at.
-- some cardiac issues with this medication oldest.
It may help baldness and that's one of the families of -- -- -- -- and lower version of it is Propecia.
Men have been using for her growth and of course.
The cost the cost this goes right now is about three dollars and 43 cents and if you added up for.
Every patient that's going to be millions of though they let a thousand bucks a yeah.
About 12100 dollars a year that's a lot of money for not a lot of -- at this point for prostate cancer doctor -- Somalia was a pleasure thank you much so thank you.
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