FDA Seeks to Eliminate Competition from Natural Thyroid Medications Like Armour ThyroidThe government is waging a vendetta against Armour Thyroid, because it is natural, and instead is promoting incomplete and synthetic thyroid medications. In addition, if the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) goes through with recent proposals, thousands of patients with similar thyroid conditions may lose access to the compounded version of natural thyroid medications they rely upon to treat their hypothyroidism. In a list of the top 100 most prescribed, top selling drugs in 2015, Synthroid was the number one most prescribed drug, bringing in $1,022,330,738 in sales. Natural thyroid, and the compounding pharmacies that produce it, therefore represent an annoyance to the government-sponsored monopolists running Big Pharma.
FDA Seeks to Eliminate Competition from Natural Thyroid Medications Like Armour Thyroid
Good question, but I'm curious about the number of thyroid patients that use natural DTE vs. those that are happily using synthetic drugs to begin with... Though I find the politics around this issue repugnant, I can understand why they are doing this...money! However, how much harm would be generated impacting their dreams of big money if the natural DTE patients just kept taking their drugs???? Though I have never been prescribed synthetic thyroid (for good reasons), I know people who have called it a "death pill" because the side effects were so severe...side effects that are not present with the natural DTE. I know mostly people who have had thyroidectomies as well and we cannot survive without thyroid. PERIOD! For some of us removing the natural thyroid medicine leaves us one choice...death. That to me makes no sense!
FDA Seeks to Eliminate Competition from Natural Thyroid Medications Like Armour ThyroidHow can a medication that has been around almost 100 years and been proven to work be eliminated? This is Big Pharma dictating what we can take and the insurance companies are in on it. For medicare to not cover a drug some people have been on for years and to tell doctors they'll lose their license if they prescribe it is outrageous. If it's been reclassified as holistic or natural, then we should be able to get it over the counter at a health food store.