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Older Therapies Aren’t Necessarily Better for Thyroid Hormone Replacement

Millions of people have thyroid glands that don’t make enough thyroid hormone to meet their body’s needs. Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) is the most common reason some people need thyroid hormone replacement. Today, there are modern, synthetic (laboratory-made) medications approved by the FDA.…

How to Buy Medicines Safely From an Online Pharmacy

How can you tell if an online pharmacy is operating legally? The FDA’s BeSafeRx site can help you identify and avoid dangerous online pharmacies. The FDA has tips for buying medicines online safely.…

Black Licorice: Trick or Treat?

Black licorice is an old fashioned treat that can be harmful if you eat too much. If you're 40 or older, eating 2 ounces of black licorice a day for two weeks could cause an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia).…

Advisory Committees Give FDA Critical Advice and the Public a Voice

Not familiar with FDA’s advisory committees? These committees provide independent, expert advice to the FDA on a range of complex scientific, technical and policy issues related to the development and evaluation of FDA-regulated products.…

How Gene Therapy Can Cure or Treat Diseases

Scientists have worked for decades on ways to modify or replace genes to treat, cure, or prevent illness. Advancements in science technology are changing the way we define disease, develop drugs, and prescribe treatments. The FDA has approved gene therapies for cancer, rare diseases.…
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