Endocrinology network news reviews study on T3-based therapy prescribing

Good post on "Endocrinology Network" news, summarizing of research and trends regarding T3-based thyroid medication prescriptions for hypothyroidism around the world (not mentioning Canada, though). Fuerst, M. (2019, February 14). Physician–patient interaction may influence prescribing patterns in hypothyroidism | Endocrinology Network. Retrieved February 25, 2019, from http://www.endocrinologynetwork.com/thyroid-disorders/physicianpatient-interaction-may-influence-prescribing-patterns-hypothyroidism Apparently, In the United States, in 2017, “approximately …

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Choosing Wisely chooses not to hear thyroid patient’s research presentation

Our thyroid patient campaign's researcher submitted a proposal to speak at the Choosing Wisely national conference in Montreal in May 2019. A second thyroid patient was willing to fund the researcher's trip from Western Canada. A third thyroid patient put the researcher in contact with a thyroid doctor who was willing to support such educational …

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Dirty Money “Drug Short” episode and thyroid T3 Liothyronine

In the "Dirty Money" series on Netflix, the "Drug Short" episode (1) helped me understand some of the economic forces that may have influenced T3 / Liothyronine price hikes in the UK. It makes me concerned about the future of T3 pricing in Canada too. This episode focuses on Valeant, a Canadian pharmaceutical company that …

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Free T3 testing reveals autoimmune thyroid damage

The American Thyroid Association prolongs the suffering of patients with autoimmune thyroid damage whose TSH has not yet risen to >10 mIU/L or their Free T4 has not yet fallen below reference. (1, 2) As I will outline in this post, medicine's inability to distinguish "subclinical hypothyroidism" from true hypothyroidism stems from the misguided policy …

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Campaign wish list, February 2019

WISH LIST: What our campaign needs (updated February 1. 2019) • Reviews and likes on our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/thyroidpatients.ca/ , 2-way discussion in our public FB Group where you can also add posts, and your engagement in post likes/responses, post shares, and comments. • Real Canadian thyroid patient stories of struggles with the health care system, …

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