from Merck Pharmaceuticals appeared before a FDA committee
on November 13, 1997 to present their clinical trial data
in order to get FDA approval.
FDA committee, consisting of many doctors, questioned Merck
on several issues. Many
of these same questions are asked by Propecia users and prospective
users today. Unfortunately some doctors just don't have all
the answers and are not well read on the various issues and
concerns of users.
have obtained the FDA committee transcripts and are providing
them on the site so you can get answers to many of the questions
you may have. What makes these transcripts invaluable is that
the answers are coming directly from the people who conducted
the Propecia trials. In addition the answers are very thorough
and often contain information not readily available.
are breaking down the questions into various topics for ease
of use and will be adding to them in the next few weeks. The
original document is several hundred pages long and can be
download here in PDF
or RTF format if you
note that the excerpts don't always follow the exact sequence
the questions were originally presented in)