This was posted by a group member in the NaturalThyroidHormones yahoo website a short while ago and I cannot vouch for it's veracity but it reveals an intriguing insight, if true. Most members responded with guarded optimism (understandable) but worried that the formula might be different.
I saw my wonderful integrative medicine doc today, and he told me the background on the WP Thyroid/Naturethroid shortage issue. Here is what he said:
As you know, a company bought out Armour some time ago and they changed the formula for Armour and raised the price.
They also bought the company that supplies the thyroid extract to Armour, looking at that as a way to corner that market so that they could either buy the other NDT producers or force them out or sell to them at inflated rates.. Talk about integrity ... not! And, of course, then they would control the market and charge all of us whatever they felt like!!!!
Well, RLC Labs, makers of NatureThroid and WP Thyroid, were not buying any of those options and went looking for another supplier of the thyroid hormone extract. And they found one! However, that took time, and then they had to re-formulate their products so they would be consistent with the formula they had made so successfully and that so many of us love.
My doc said that NatureThroid is now available. I was able to get a 60 day supply from him. He said that WP Thyroid will probably be available in a week or two.
So, for all of you who are looking to get back on our much-loved meds from RLC Labs, check with your pharmacists. If they don't have some in stock, ask them to check again, because it is now being distributed. And if you have no luck there, check with you local compounding pharmacy. They may use distributors that the big guys don't bother with.
I, for one, am very impressed with the integrity and the grit and determination RLC showed in finding a way around this despicably nasty attempt to force price changes in the market that would force us all to pay significantly higher prices. RLC rocks! Their sales people are out on the road talking to docs and (I assume) pharmacists to bring them up to date.
BTW, my doc told me to share this info with you. Cool, isn't he?
(Thank you, God)