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Need to check your thyroid? Maybe not

As medical science advances, we have more tests and biomarkers available to help identify illnesses. Yet overdiagnosis and overtreatment that may occur following abnormal results can cause dangerous adverse effects and costly consequences. Hypothyroidism — a lower than normal range of thyroid hormones — may be the poster child for this problem because it is… Read More »

Thousands of women are missing out on a vital thyroid drug after 60-fold rise in price by makers

Thousands of women are missing out on a vital thyroid drug after 60-fold rise in price by makers using loophole to charge NHS £7million a month By ‘debranding’ liothyronine its makers exploited a loophole to inflate the price It increased from about £4.50 to £258 in 2016 and its use has fallen accordingly The price increase… Read More »