Real-world Evidence from a Narrow Therapeutic Index Product (Levothyroxine) Reflects the Therapeutic Equivalence of Generic Drug Products
It appears that some prescribers are not aware that FDA bioequivalence standards ensure that generic products do not differ in safety, efficacy, or quality (including potency) from regulatory standards that govern brand-name products. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - October 2, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Keep Desiccated Thyroid as a Treatment Option for Hypothyroidism Keep Desiccated Thyroid as a Treatment Option for Hypothyroidism
Time spent in normal thyroid range over 3 years was the same whether patients took levothyroxine or desiccated thyroid; editorial says keeping the latter in the treatment tool kit is important.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Two Lots of NP Thyroid ®, Thyroid Tablets, USP Due to Sub Potency
Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC is voluntarily recalling one lot of 15-mg and one lot of 120-mg NP Thyroid ®, Thyroid Tablets, USP [levothyroxine (T4) and liothyronine (T3)] to the consumer level. The products are being recalled because testing has found these lots to be sub potent. The product may have (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - September 18, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Effect of Increased Levothyroxine Dose on Depressive Mood Effect of Increased Levothyroxine Dose on Depressive Mood
Increased doses of levothyroxine may help improve depressive symptoms among older hypothyroid patients receiving hormone replacement therapy.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Lannett Announces Launch Of FDA Approved Levothyroxine Tablets
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 3, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) today announced the launch of Cediprof, Inc.'s FDA approved Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets USP, under the companies recently announced interim exclusiv... Biopharmaceuticals, Endocrinology, Product Launch Lannett, Levothyroxine (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Levothyroxine: No LV Benefit in Subclinical Hypothyroidism With MI Levothyroxine: No LV Benefit in Subclinical Hypothyroidism With MI
Screening for and subsequent treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism in patients with acute MI to preserve left ventricular function is not justified, the ThyrAMI-2 trialists conclude.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Thyroid Drug May Not Help After Heart Attack: Study
TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 -- If a heart attack survivor also has an underactive thyroid, treating them with supplemental thyroid hormone probably won ' t help, new research shows. The study found that use of the hormonal drug, called levothyroxine,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bestselling Author Releases Free Deep Dive Educational Webinar and...
Nationally-known patient advocate and bestselling author Mary Shomon has launched a free educational program on levothyroxine, the most commonly prescribed medication to treat hypothyroidism, and one...(PRWeb July 21, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/bestselling_author_releases_free_deep_dive_educational_webinar_and_book_on_levothyroxine_the_most_prescribed_medication_for_hypothyroidism/prweb17267808.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Over 158 applications for generic products pending with USFDA for approval: Lupin
Sharing information with company's shareholders, Lupin MD Nilesh Gupta and CEO Vinita Gupta said the company's US business stabilised last fiscal and saw an increase of 5 per cent on the back of products like Levothyroxine and Oseltamivir. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Common Treatment, Synthroid, May Not Help Seniors With Subclinical Thyroid
MONDAY, May 4, 2020 -- The medication Synthroid (levothyroxine) is often used to treat a condition called subclinical hypothyroidism, but a new study suggests the treatment might be a waste of time. For the study, researchers followed 638 people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Synthroid May Not Help Seniors With Subclinical Thyroid
MONDAY, May 4, 2020 -- The medication Synthroid (levothyroxine) is often used to treat a condition called subclinical hypothyroidism, but a new study suggests the treatment might be a waste of time. For the study, researchers followed 638 people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Testing, Prescribing Increase After Change to TSH Reference Range
MONDAY, May 4, 2020 -- A minor planned decrease in the upper limit of the reference range for thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) resulted in an increase in levothyroxine prescriptions and more TSH measurements, according to a study published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets - In Vivo Pharmacokinetic and Bioavailability Studies and In Vitro Dissolution Testing
Clinical/Medical (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - April 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Patients Say Desiccated Thyroid Better Than Standard Therapy Patients Say Desiccated Thyroid Better Than Standard Therapy
Patients with hypothyroidism taking desiccated thyroid extract such as Armour perceive it works better than synthetic levothyroxine alone, despite lack of data and known risks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 14, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Patients Say Dessicated Thyroid Better Than Standard Therapy Patients Say Dessicated Thyroid Better Than Standard Therapy
Patients with hypothyroidism taking desiccated thyroid extract such as Armour perceive it works better than synthetic levothyroxine alone, despite lack of data and known risks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 13, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news