A large percentage of physician policy makers in the U.S. are tied to pharmaceutical company interests through large sums of money they are paid as “consultants”.
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An article in the Wall Street Journal, written by columnist Melinda Beck, adds support to the growing movement for broader options for treatment of hypothyroidism.
The merger of Allergan and Pfizer will deprive the American government of tax revenue and the American people of the ability to obtain reasonably priced medication.
Research is described which hopes to find a simple blood test to predict who will fail to respond to traditional T4-only treatment of hypothyroidism; these patients may respond to Armour Thyroid instead.
Scientists at UCLA Medical Center led by Dr. Jerome Hershman investigated the potential for pesticides to damage the DNA of thyroid cells. Specific pesticides were found in everyday commercial products which could cause this DNA damage.
Update from the 2105 ITC including topics on thyroid cancer, treatment of hypothyroidism in pregnancy, effect of pesticides and iodine on thyroid disease, use of T3 plus T4 in treating hypothyroidism and more