As I am a finnish in England I also follow the Finnish sites for thyroid. There is an uproar at the moment and thyroid treatments are strongly in the news there.
Armour is on special licence, only handful of doctors are allowed to give it to the patients. There is a hot line from Apteekki ( chemist ) for drug licensing headquaters just in case if someone walks in with Armour prescription . One doctor who was sympathetic was forbidden to treat thyroid patients at all. People travel hundreds of miles for specialists appointments and pay hundreds of euros for privat Endos , all the blood tests you have to pay yourself and of course the medication ( normal thyroxine ) cost too.
Patients there have to pay for all even for hospital stays in a general hospitals.They get back some from national health insurance but its pittance. Just bloody awful.
Finland always boasts that their health service is one of the best in the world but looking at other european countries I would say it got lot to be desired! They might be good at research and discovering but at the patient level is total rubbish.