To: Ken Frazier, CEO of Merck

Merck: Fund studies into the Post Finasteride Syndrome

The Post Finasteride Syndrome is a serious, life-altering condition that occurs in some men after quitting the hairloss, prostate drug Finasteride (Propecia, Proscar). Bringham and Woman's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine have launched research studies to help find treatments. Merck has an obligation to help.

Why is this important?

Many men have committed suicide due to the severe symptoms of Post-Finasteride Syndrome. Countless others have lost their romantic partners and careers. Thousands of men who take Finasteride are at risk of developing this life-altering condition. The maker of Propecia, Merck, has an ethical responsibility to fund research into the Post Finasteride Syndrome.


Reasons for signing

  • Dieses Medikament hat mein Leben zerstört. Meine Körper produziert keine Tränenflussigkeit mehr, habe 0,0% Flüssigkeit durch Feststellung meines Arztes! Hinzu ist die Fettschicht unter den Augen geschmolzen, ich sehe aus wie eine Leiche mit den roten, nichtssagenden, trockenen Augen. Meine Lebensqualität ist gleich null, weil ich lieber Zuhause bleibe und das aus dem Haus gehen eine Qual geworden ist für mich. Mit welchem Gewissen könnt ihr den Menschen sowas anbieten? Wegen Geld? Ich erhoff...
  • I lost all of my 20's life with this drug. Lost my girlfriend. Severe impact on the ability to think, I fear I might also lose my job.
  • I really wanted to start taking propecia, but am terrified of PFS/long-term side effects. Recent research indicates that the syndrome does indeed exist. If treatment was available for PFS, I would be much more inclined to take it. Please fund this research so more men like me can feel confident in taking this drug.