Donald Trump’s somewhat crazy (but still believable) long-time physician Dr. Harold Bornstein just claimed to the New York Times in several interviews that both Mr. Trump and Mr. Bornstein take Finasteride to tackle their hair loss problems. Mr. Bornstein claims that his own full head of hair as well as Mr. Trump’s full head of hair are a testament to the efficacy of Finasteride. Surprisingly, the article even mentions how Donald Trump’s prostate specific-antigen (PSA) levels were an extremely low 0.15 due to his taking Finasteride (a hair loss drug that was was originally developed to shrink enlarged prostates in men and in the process reduce PSA levels).
I try not to devote entire posts to celebrity news, but this particular development was significant enough to write about separately. It is very rare to see a story on Finasteride and hair loss in a major newspaper (except when it involves athletes who take the drug and get banned).
Mr. Trump almost certainly has had significant work done to cover his hair loss over the years according to numerous sources. The most in depth research and speculation covering that subject was in this impressive article from last year.
I hope one of Mr. Trump’s advisers tells him about Dutasteride in the near future. Perhaps he can then even get that drug finally approved in the US to treat hair loss. Especially considering this new initiative from the president.