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Utah Naturopathic Physicians Can Now Prescribe Testosterone

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It is now legal in Utah for naturopathic doctors to prescribe transdermal or buccal testosterone as a form of therapy. The bill was recently passed by the Utah Senate and House, and is scheduled to be signed into law by Governor Jon Huntsman in the near future.

Michelle McOmber, of the Utah Medical Association, had this to say:

“The bill allows naturopaths to dispense the medication – and here is where our real concern comes in – if you mix this compound and it is not correctly mixed, or there is too much, things that could go wrong or could happen, some things with too much testosterone is congestive heart failure, increased risk of prostate cancer, deep vein thrombosis, liver ceases to function and other things.”

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