Story 55 – Dessicated thyroid, again!

A woman in British Columbia writes….

I’m writing you in regards to shortages of desiccated thyroid hormone that has been going on for the past few years for me.

Most pharmacies are short and won’t release any more than a month’s supply each time. Nothing else works and every month when I need a refill, I have to call around and find out who has some in stock.

A couple of years ago I was able to call the manufacturer, Erfa, and have a year’s supply sent to my pharmacy, but now all the phones are busy and mail boxes are full!

I see you can buy it on line (at a far higher price)!

What is going on?
Profit over healthcare!
What can be done?

See also Story 52