Dr. Ron Matsusaki’s license to treat thyroid suspended April 17, 2019

One of Canada's best thyroid doctors, Dr. Ron Matsusaki in Nova Scotia, has had his license to prescribe and treat thyroid suspended. His thyroid clinic in Digby has been under review for the past month, and the decision was announced on the clinic's Facebook group April 17, 2019.(1) Let's do everything we can to speak …

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CSEM attempts to dialogue with thyroid patients, April 8, 2019

In my previous post, I discussed the statement of the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) response to thyroid patients' concerns, dated April 8th, 2019. There, I showed that the minor edit of adding a clause about central hypothyroidism is not really an update to the guidelines, which already acknowledged this exception. The document …

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CSEM’s edit to FT3 and FT4 testing prohibitions, April 8, 2019

On April 8, 2018 The Canadian Society for Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) made the happy announcement that they have made an edit to their prohibition of FT3 and FT4 testing in hypothyroidism. At first, patients were elated, hopeful, feeling like they were finally being heard! Maybe the Canadian Thyroid Foundation said something to open the …

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A Thyroid Patients Manifesto

Manifesto: "a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer" (Merriam-Webster) I humbly offer the following manifesto for us as thyroid patients. WE, as citizens maintained by thyroid hormone therapy, declare our equal rights to health and well being. We have the right to agency and choice within our thyroid therapy. …

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