Medicine: Mail Hormones

Testosterone, a male sex hormone, is a fine thing when properly used. But the Food & Drug Administration warned this week that testosterone, ignorantly used, can stimulate the growth of cancers. The FDA was delighted that federal courts have barred two Los Angeles firms from peddling hormones without prescription.

Men in their 403 and 505 are especially subject to cancer of the prostate. Yet men of that age, seeking sexual rejuvenation, are the very ones that fall for mail-order promoters. And misuse of testosterone may actually cause sterility.

Also under the court ban: sale...

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