Dangerous drug cocktail being pushed for hair loss

It may be most “hair brained” idea you’ll ever hear!

Ivy League scientists claim they’ve discovered the answer to millions of guys’ prayers – a cure for baldness that starts working in days.

The only problem? It looks like they want to “cure” you by giving you tuberculosis!

A new study is pushing a dangerous two-drug cocktail for hair loss. One that could wreck your immune system and leave you fighting tuberculosis, deadly infections and even cancer.

It’s a dangerous ploy that could turn your dream of new hair into a life-threatening nightmare.

And there’s nothing to stop thousands of doctors from prescribing it right now.

Hair-raising dangers

 Taking this drug could end your life.

When you’re popping a pill to fill in that bald spot on the back of your head – or to stop that runaway receding hairline – that’s not really the warning you want to see on the label.

But that’s pretty much exactly the warning you’re going to get every time you fill a prescription for Pfizer’s powerful rheumatoid arthritis drug Xeljanz.

I told you last year how some scientists from Columbia University had been monkeying around with Xeljanz as a way to help you regrow your luscious locks. And how it made about as much sense as curing your insomnia with a medically-induced coma.

You see, rheumatoid arthritis drugs like Xeljanz work by suppressing your immune system. So researchers figured it might help in cases of hair loss where your immune system attacks your hair follicles (which, by the way, is not the cause of most cases of baldness).

And as insane as that idea sounds, it looks like these same scientists have now decided to double down on the crazy.

For their latest research, they gave a bunch of bald mice a combo of Xeljanz and Jakafi, another immunosuppressant used for serious bone marrow disease. And apparently in as little as 10 days, these little critters started sprouting some new hair.

The next thing you know, the Hair Club for Rodents was in full swing!

Shutting down your immune system to get back a little bit of peach fuzz? What could possibly go wrong?

Apparently plenty.

Dermatologists are warning that the hair regrowth may not be permanent, and could be “marginal” at best. But disappointing results are going to be the least of your worries.

Xeljanz is one of those terrifying drugs that’s been carrying a big black-box warning since the day it hit the market. One letting you know that it bumps up your risk of lymphoma and other deadly cancers.

And chemotherapy isn’t exactly going to do wonders for your hair line.

Worse still, by compromising your immune system Xeljanz can leave you at risk for deadly infections that even Pfizer admits have killed some people. And your doctor is supposed to closely monitor you for tuberculosis the whole time you’re on the drug.

Tuberculosis, just to regrow a little hair? I don’t know about you, but bald is starting to look more beautiful by the minute.

And remember – Xeljanz is just one of the drugs these researchers are pushing. Jakafi also suppresses your immune system and carries many of the same warnings.

But the hair-loss market is worth billions, and the risk of deadly disease isn’t going to throw the brakes on this gravy train.

In fact, the Columbia researchers are now calling for clinical trials as the “next logical step.”

Well, believe me. Nobody – and I mean nobody – is waiting for that.

I told you a few months back how a federal court decision gave drug companies the right to market meds for “off label,” unapproved uses. All they need is a little bit of science proving that their wild claims may be true.

And, believe it or not, this measly little mouse study probably qualifies.

It’s a matter of time before Big Pharma unleashes its army of sales reps. And they’ll be sweet-talking docs into prescribing Xeljanz and Jakafi for every chrome-domed guy out there.

Don’t be one of them. If you’ve been dealing with hair loss for a while, by now you know a dangerous scam when you see one.

And you know that risking your health to get back a little hair is a bargain no man should be asked to make.

 

Sources:

“Two drugs – FDA approved for arthritis and blood disorders – may help fight baldness” Cynthia Fox, November 9, 2015, Drug Discovery & Development, dddmag.com