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FDA: Little evidence to support testosterone drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration says there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of American men are beneficial, though the agency is also unconvinced by studies suggesting the hormone carries serious risks.

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FDA extending comment period on e-cigarette rules

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The public will have more time to weigh in on a federal proposal to regulate electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products.

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper Saturday afternoon prepared to sign Colorado's "Right To Try" law, which allows terminally ill patients to obtain experimental drugs without getting federal approval.(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper Saturday afternoon prepared to sign Colorado's "Right To Try" law, which allows terminally ill patients to obtain experimental drugs without getting federal approval.(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)
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States Move to Allow Experimental Drugs for Some

Nick Auden didn't live to see the legislation, but the case of the Denver melanoma patient who died while seeking access to an experimental drug helped inspire a first-of-its kind law in Colorado.

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FDA Shuts Down DE Cheese Plant

The Food and Drug Administration has halted operations at a Delaware cheese plant after an outbreak of listeria linked to the company's cheese killed one person and sickened seven others.

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FDA Considers New Restrictions On Pain Relievers Containing Acetaminophen
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FDA Looks to Reboot Nonprescription Drug System

The Food and Drug Administration is looking to revamp its system for regulating hundreds of over-the-counter drugs, saying the decades-old process is not flexible enough to keep pace with modern medical developments.

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Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration
Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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FDA to Ban Trans Fats

Heart-clogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is finishing the job.

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Jerky Treats a No-No for Pets

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FDA Approves Stronger Pain Drug

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a stronger, single-ingredient version of the painkiller hydrocodone, the widely-abused prescription medicine for chronic pain.

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Hepatitis C Drug Approved by FDA Panel

An experimental hepatitis C drug from Johnson & Johnson has won unanimous support from government advisers who say the medication should be approved to treat patients infected with the liver-destroying virus.

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FDA Takes Action to Ease Neonatal Drug Shortage

Federal health regulators will allow overseas imports of a critical intravenous drug formula used to nourish premature infants, amid a shortage that has impacted hospitals nationwide.

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