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Thyroid-S suddenly unavailable

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On the website of several suppliers of Thai NDT, Thyroid-S is said to be currently unavailable and on backorder. One supplier states that the manufacturer has raised the price, from ca 110 USD for 1000 pills to 173 USD. However, that does not explain why it's all of a sudden unavailable everywhere.

Thyroid-S does not currently seem available anywhere, and there is contradictory information as to when it will be back in stock...is there any reason to be worried???

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My friend just returned from Thailand last night and informed me that when he tried to purchase Thyroid-S he was told he needed a letter from his doctor :/

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I really hope that's not true given the number of hypothyroid people depending on NDT available OTC...if you hear anything else, please let us know, will you?

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I hate to say but I would not be surprised if the medication has now been listed as "not allowed" after reading professor so and so's comment on his article. UK has a fairly stringent policy when it comes to purchasing medications. It was only a matter of time. It would have been different if this type of info wasn't pasted all over the Internet for concerned professors/doctors to read, panic, alert the appropriate authority. These comments may be read and they are all saying. "We did it to protect you". You never know someone ingested it too much and her GP found out and decided to report etc,

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helvellaAdministrator in reply to Hidden

I don't understand who would have made the listing "not allowed", under what legal or other framework, or even where!

The UK legal status seems quite clear to me, medicines for personal use (or members of your household), and which are not "Controlled Drugs", can be imported.

We have a policy, that we try to apply strictly, of removing any identification of actual sources. Going further, and preventing discussion, would be far too restrictive and would, in effect, give in to those who are not convinced.

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If that was the case, all Thai brands of NDT would be listed as "not allowed", not just Thyroid-S...it seems they can be legally exported from Thailand. What happens upon arrival in various countries is another matter entirely, but I find it hard to believe that concerned doctors in Europe or the US would be able to stop those drugs from being exported from Thailand...for that, they would need to change the legislation currently in force in Thailand.

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well, there are consultants, who are quite against the view held by the patients, who believe in freedom of choice. These people are well connected and know what to do to get the results. They always have access to legal advice as they pay their professional, not so cheap association fees.

Whilst I am not saying, this was exactly what happened, it wouldn't take a huge amount of imagination if there was something like that, especially after professor so and so commented on the 'practice' amongst patients which he thought to be harmful. He even looked into details as to what the cutting edge organisation researched on. Why? Because he wants to support the cause? He sounded quite concerned more than anything else.

I was saying, patients posting where to source your medications may have been seen by those who are against this 'grassroots' movement. It's up to you but if you continue to discuss which company, name, costs on an open hub anybody can check, you will eventually lose all the suppliers, which would be blocked by power that be. Just saying.

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helvellaAdministrator in reply to Hidden

But we don't allow public posting of suppliers' identities here. Obviously, we cannot do anything about other sites.

If someone does post details, they get removed as soon as we are able.

(As you responded to the original post, rather than to me, I have only just seen your response.)

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