Eligibility for prescribing testosterone
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France: ANSM broadens eligibility for prescribing testosterone


The National Agency for Drug Safety (Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé, ANSM) has announced that as of 3rd January 2022, specialists in reproductive medicine and andrology are also authorised to issue first prescriptions for testosterone.

The initial prescription of testosterone was previously restricted to specialists in endocrinology/diabetology/nutrition, in urology and in gynaecology. The change is intended to simplify care pathways and the management of patients requiring testosterone treatments.  

Prescription renewals can still be issued by any doctor.  

Source:, “Médicaments à base de testostérone: la prescription initiale est élargie”, 24th January 2022

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