In late 2017 the PFS Foundation submitted a citizen’s petition to have finasteride removed from the market for the indication of androgenic alopecia given that the risk of the horrendous condition we face is unjustifiable for a cosmetic product. This was acknowledged though a decision has not been reached.
For various reasons we have not discussed this yet, but it has been a matter of public record since. We’re sharing it now for those interested to read it, with a caveat: information on very seriously affected patients and testimonials from their loved ones are included as supporting comments. If you are in a position in which facing this could upset you, please consider your own personal wellbeing and avoid reading.