Merck Wins Lawsuit on Levothyroxine Saga in France Merck Wins Lawsuit on Levothyroxine Saga in France
Merck has prevailed in a first lawsuit that claimed that switching the formulation of levothyroxine in France caused patients harm. The company still faces further claims, however.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

PCOS Gene Variants; Testosterone and CAD; New Generic Levothyroxine
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - December 28, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

TH Status During Levothyroxine Therapy in Hypothyroidism TH Status During Levothyroxine Therapy in Hypothyroidism
Does levothyroxine therapy effectively restore thyroid hormone signaling in patients with overt hypothyroidism?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Euthyrox (Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 19, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lannett signs $50M distribution deal; stock up 10 percent
Lannett Co. Inc. entered into an agreement Monday with Amneal Pharmaceuticals Inc., under which Amneal will be the sole customer for Lannett's levothyroxine sodium tablets. The deal calls for Lannett, a Northeast Philadelphia generic drug company, to receive an upfront payment of $50 million. Other terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Lannett's stock opened up 10 percent at $5.88 per share Monday morning. The deal comes about three months after Lannett (N YSE: LCI) announced Jerome Stevens… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Lannett Enters Into Agreement With Amneal Pharmaceuticals For Levothyroxine
Lannett Locks in $50 Million of Gross Profit for 16-Week Period PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 12, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Amneal Pharmaceuticals... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics, Distribution Lannett Company, Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Levothyroxine (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

levothyroxine sodium (Synthroid, Levoxyl)
Title: levothyroxine sodium (Synthroid, Levoxyl)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General)
Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General - November 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The Love-Hate Relationship With Levothyroxine The Love-Hate Relationship With Levothyroxine
Levothyroxine, despite being the most prescribed drug in the United States, has many patients disenchanted and looking to T3 for symptom relief. How should clinicians approach the T4/T3 controversy?Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Article Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism drug improved with zinc
The new drug poly-zinc-liothyronine may perform better than liothyronine in patients with hypothyroidism who do not respond to levothyroxine, according to research published inThyroid.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cholesterol Levels Remain High Despite T4 for Hypothyroidism Cholesterol Levels Remain High Despite T4 for Hypothyroidism
Despite their TSH levels being normalized with levothyroxine treatment, patients with hypothyroidism continue to show elevated cholesterol, a sign of continued thyroid signaling dysfunction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Why Lannett's stock opened down 55 percent
Lannett Co. Inc. ’s stock opened down 55 percent, at $5.95 a share, Monday after the Northeast Philadelphia generic pharmaceutical maker announced a key distribution agreement was not being renewed. The distribution agreement with Jerome Stevens Pharmaceuticals (JSP), which will expire March 23, 2019, covers thre e JSP products: butalbital, aspirin, caffeine with codeine phosphate capsules; digoxin tablets; and levothyroxine sodium tablets. Tim Crew, Lannett’s CEO said the Steinlauf family, which… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Recall Alert: FDA Warning About Two Thyroid Medications
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Certain batches of hypothyroid medications are being recalled by Westminster Pharmaceuticals after one of its Chinese suppliers failed a US Food and Drug Administration inspection. The medication in question contains a combination of levothyroxine, called LT4, and liothyronine, called LT3. Both are synthetic thyroid hormones used when a person’s thyroid gland is no longer functioning properly. “While we stand behind the quality of our product, we are taking the utmost precaution by recalling our Thyroid, USP Tablets only to the wholesale level due to a recent inspection by t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Local TV Thyroid Source Type: news

Thyroid Tablets Recalled in US Because of Impurity Risk Thyroid Tablets Recalled in US Because of Impurity Risk
The combined levothyroxine (T4) and liothyronine (T3) thyroid tablets from Westminster Pharmaceuticals are being recalled to the wholesale level as a precaution because of a risk of adulteration.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets, USP) Due to Risk of Adulteration
Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots, within expiry, of Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets, USP) 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg,& 120 mg to the wholesale level. These products are being recalled as a precaution because they were manufactured using active pharmaceutical ingredients that were sourced prior to the FDA ’s Import Alert of Sichuan Friendly Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., which as a result of a 2017 inspection were found to have deficiencies with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Substandard cGMP practices could represent the possibility of risk being introduc...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Tinkering With Levothyroxine: Does It Make a Difference? Tinkering With Levothyroxine: Does It Make a Difference?
Most physicians will carefully titrate levothyroxine to help their patients with hypothyroidism reach the TSH value at which they feel their best. But does it actually make a difference?Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Low levothyroxine doses during childhood linked to transient congenital hypothyroidism
A study inThyroid suggests that children given a lower dose of levothyroxine were more likely to develop transient congenital hypothyroidism, compared to those on a higher dose.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Prehospital Assessment for Stroke Isn ’t Perfect
Prehospital assessment tools for neurological deficits aren’t perfect An approximately 30-year-old male answers the door to let you and your partner into the house you’ve been called to. Hank introduces himself and thanks you for coming, quickly adding that he’s concerned about his mother who’s “acting weird.” Hank tells you he stopped by his mom’s house for lunch and found her using paper plates to heat food on the stove. He stopped her before the plate ignited. His mother seemed confused and so he called 9-1-1. Patient Assessment Margaret, Hank’s 53-year-old mot...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dennis Edgerly, EMT-P Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Columns Source Type: news

Increased risk of mortality in older patients on levothyroxine
In some elderly patients with subclinical hypothyroidism, treatment with levothyroxine is linked to a higher risk of mortality, research presented at ENDO 2018 reports.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Levothyroxine use linked to increased bone fracture
A study in theJournal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests that levothyroxine dose may be linked to the incidence of fractures in thyroid cancer patients. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Levothyroxine may improve fertility in Hashimoto ’s patients
For women with infertility and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, levothyroxine treatment can improve ovarian function, according to a study published inThe Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Levothyroxine Dose Adjustment in Hypothyroid Pregnant Women Levothyroxine Dose Adjustment in Hypothyroid Pregnant Women
This study assesses two algorithms for levothyroxine dose adjustment in hypothyroid women during pregnancy. How do they compare?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Levothyroxine No Help for Pregnant Women with Thyroid Autoantibodies (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Hormone did not improve outcomes in women undergoing fertility treatment (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - December 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Second Trimester Levothyroxine and Outcomes in Children Second Trimester Levothyroxine and Outcomes in Children
Is levothyroxine therapy during pregnancy associated with significantly improved IQs in offspring?Evidence-Based Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

An Avoidable Mistake and a Wake-Up Call
Jane Doe was a frail 81-year-old female resident who had resided in a skilled nursing facility for 18 months. Her medical history included hypothyroidism from having had a total thyroidectomy when she was a young adult. She required levothyroxine daily. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - October 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: William C. Wilson Tags: LEGAL ISSUES Source Type: news

Levothyroxine Dose Tweaks Don't Alter Symptoms in Hypothyroidism Levothyroxine Dose Tweaks Don't Alter Symptoms in Hypothyroidism
Patients randomized to target either low-normal or high-normal thyroid levels with levothyroxine treatment show no significant differences in cognitive, mood, or quality-of-life measures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Side Effects Skyrocket in France With Levothyroxine Reformulation Side Effects Skyrocket in France With Levothyroxine Reformulation
Merck is being pressured to make the previous formulation available, despite concerns and limited supplies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Thyro-Tabs (Levothyroxine Sodium) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 8, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Levothyroxine for subclinical hypothyroidism has no symptomatic benefit
A recent trial, published in theNew England Journal of Medicine, found that levothyroxine treatment did not improve symptoms in subclinical hypothyroidism.Medical News Bulletin (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Updates From ENDO 2017: Part 2 Updates From ENDO 2017: Part 2
In part 2 of their discussion on ENDO 2017, Drs Vega and Anawalt discuss vitamin D use in kids, pyrethroids and puberty onset, and whether levothyroxine can be taken with milk.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Do Allergy Drugs Interact with Synthroid?
Title: Do Allergy Drugs Interact with Synthroid?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General)
Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General - July 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

What Vitamins or Foods Interfere with Synthroid?
Title: What Vitamins or Foods Interfere with Synthroid?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General)
Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General - July 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Can Soy Foods Block Synthroid Absorption?
Title: Can Soy Foods Block Synthroid Absorption?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General)
Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General - June 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Levo-T (Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 16, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Thyroid supplementation may help in bipolar disorder
Adding levothyroxine to mood stabilisers may decrease mood episodes and reduce symptoms in a select group of female patients with bipolar disorder, according to findings presented at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting 2017.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid Supplementation May Help in Bipolar Disorder Thyroid Supplementation May Help in Bipolar Disorder
Adding levothyroxine to mood stabilizers may decrease mood episodes and reduce symptoms in select female patients with refractory rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Novothyrox (Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The New Old Age: Could Be the Thyroid; Could Be Ennui. Either Way, the Drug Isn ’ t Helping.
Doctors often prescribe levothyroxine to treat a slightly underactive thyroid, and for most older patients it has no effect. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Tests (Medical) Elderly Thyroid Gland Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Hormones Placebos Source Type: news

No Benefit of Treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Elderly No Benefit of Treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Elderly
Large randomized clinical trial finds patients aged 65 and older with subclinical hypothyroidism treated with levothyroxine didn't feel any better than those treated with placebo.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Levothyroxine Shows No Benefit in Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Levothyroxine therapy seems to offer no benefit to older adults with subclinical hypothyroidism, according to a New England Journal of … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 4, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cow's milk decreases the body's ability to absorb oral thyroid hormone medication
Taking levothyroxine with a glass of cow's milk significantly decreases the body's ability to absorb the drug, according to a study presented at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cow's milk interferes with absorption of thyroid supplement levothyroxine
(The Endocrine Society) Taking the common oral thyroid hormone medication levothyroxine with a glass of cow's milk significantly decreases the body's ability to absorb the drug, a preliminary study finds. Results will be presented Sunday at ENDO 2017, the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Tirosint-Sol (Levothyroxine Sodium Oral Solution) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 8, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Levothyroxine Tx During Pregnancy Not Linked to Child's IQ (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Reassurance for mothers-to-be with thyroid deficiency (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - March 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Treating Pregnant Women for Subclinical Thyroid Disease Unlikely to Improve Cognition in Offspring (FREE)
By the Editors Levothyroxine treatment of pregnant women with subclinical thyroid disease does not improve cognition in offspring, according to findings reported in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 2, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Levothyroxine in Pregnancy? Still No Clear-cut Answers Levothyroxine in Pregnancy? Still No Clear-cut Answers
Treating subclinical hypothyroidism in pregnancy does not improve 5-year cognitive outcomes in offspring vs no treatment; editorialists still support treating subclinical hypothyroidism early in pregnancy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - March 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Treating Pregnant Women With Subclinical Hypothyroidism Treating Pregnant Women With Subclinical Hypothyroidism
Do the benefits of treating pregnant women with subclinical hypothyroidism with levothyroxine outweigh the potential adverse effects?The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Journal Article Source Type: news

High Risk for CHD and Stroke in Patients With Thyroid Cancer High Risk for CHD and Stroke in Patients With Thyroid Cancer
Undergoing total thyroidectomy and high doses of levothyroxine were associated with a higher risk for coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Levothroid (Levothyroxine Sodium) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 26, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: A chemist's historic holiday discovery
Thyroid problems affect up to 10?percent of women and 3?percent of men. That helps explain why levothyroxine, a synthetically made thyroid hormone, is the most commonly prescribed medication in the U.S. And it was a Christmas Eve discovery at Mayo Clinic that made it possible. Here?s Dennis Douda with this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 25, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news