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Mercury Pharma can manufacturer a month’s supply of tablets for £5??!!!!

I just came across this and I am lost for words.

northamptonchron.co.uk/news...

The article stated: "It is understood Mercury Pharma own the copyright for the drug and can manufacturer a month’s supply of tablets for £5."

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What is going on with this issue ?? It is just amazing that a simple hormone has so much resistance to its use by so called doctors ?? What is at the root of this issue. Ok cost is extreme, but it doesn't need to be. Why can't this be sorted out ??

How many other drugs are being denied for similar reasons ?

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Doesn't help that people keep calling it a 'drug'.

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A rare drug! Oh, really! What a sensationalist article. Gives completely the wrong idea about T3. Hardly designed to help the cause.

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Quote from the article......"A spokesperson for the NHS said: “The British Thyroid Association does not recommend the routine prescribing of additional liothyronine in any presently available formulation as it is inconsistent with normal physiology. In other words, it is not proven to benefit bodily processes, such as nutrition, movement, reproduction and so on. The advice of Nene CCG is consistent with the views of the British Thyroid Society as the recognised Clinical Experts in this field of medicine."

*sigh*

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I always wonder, when reading newspape articles, whether the writer gets things wrong or whether they are actually givent he wrong information.

This caught my eye:

but as they come in a blister pack, they could well be contaminated. I don’t know what I’d be getting myself into.

Did the person interviewed really say that or is that journalistic licence, a bit of sensationalism? What's wrong with blister packs? Most UK medication comes in blister packs - keeps it fresh, is hygeinic. I hope it doesn't spark a rush of people questioning whether their blister packed medication is contaminated!

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Evident that both interviewer and interviewee are not very bright. The patient is pushing for her case to get the NHS to prescribe her T3 but she is using the wrong argument to make her case.

The shocking part is how many patients have been deprived of the right medication due to pharma's.

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My monthly perscription is 8 items all for problems that are on the hypo list of symptoms. Sorting out my thyroid and ditching those items doesn't make much financial sense to them.

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The business model is to make money out of illnesses.

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i am incensed for the second time today with this- and that bloody bta, i hope to have thyroid non converts to t3, and all of their familes and see how they like it- the only consolation i think is for iodine to act as t3. dont quote me but when i took iodine it boosted my t3 levels up a lot. this link on the mercury is going to my mp- he is bombarded by my reports. th eother incensed i felt was in daily mail today that i cant print here.

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spongecat's Reply - Quote from the article......"A spokesperson for the NHS said: “The British Thyroid Association does not recommend the routine prescribing of additional liothyronine in any presently available formulation as it is inconsistent with normal physiology. ...... " I'm so so incensed. That is a downright lie. I would love to take that spokesperson for the NHS by the lapels and shake him or her.

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