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Old 09-29-2009, 02:29 PM   #1
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FDA announces Erfa Thyroid from Canada can be ordered with a US Dr's prescription

This is great news because Erfa is both plentiful and a great natural thyroid hormone preparation with very few fillers and it is very similar to the old Armour.

It was initially required that an exten­sive FDA Form 1572 be filled out by your doctor to legally obtain NTH from Canada but since the shortage of NTH in this country, the FDA has relaxed their rules and all that is needed is your doctor's prescription (saying "Thyroid" or "Erfa Thyroid") to be faxed or uploaded to directly to the manufacturer.

This should help many who are finding shortages in the US or who want to start on or switch over to natural thyroid hormones.

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Old 09-29-2009, 03:46 PM   #2
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Re: FDA announces Erfa Thyroid from Canada can be ordered with a US Dr's prescription

Thanks for this important information!

 
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:01 PM   #3
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Re: FDA announces Erfa Thyroid from Canada can be ordered with a US Dr's prescription

YAY!!! Good news!!!

 
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Re: FDA announces Erfa Thyroid from Canada can be ordered with a US Dr's prescription

That stuff will also save our Armour users It should be in this country in a couple of weeks (but some have already have had to take levothyroxine along) and it's way much cheaper than Armour when bought in a 500 pill package One needs to have a separate prescription and a permit for this med too but I'm sure things will work out most of the time

 
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Re: FDA announces Erfa Thyroid from Canada can be ordered with a US Dr's prescription

Hi Javelina,

Just seeking clarification on this. Did you actually see an announcement from the FDA to this effect?

Or did you see Erfa's statement that they had talked to the FDA and the 1572 form was no longer required?

I saw the latter, but not the former! Would love to see it with my own eyes if such a statement exists!

Thanks!

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Re: FDA announces Erfa Thyroid from Canada can be ordered with a US Dr's prescription

No, the announcement was from Erfa that they had discussed this with FDA and been exempted from requiring form 1572 be filled out by a US prescribing physician to fill a prescription for Thyroid. Sorry if the heading on this post is misleading in that regard.

 
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Re: FDA announces Erfa Thyroid from Canada can be ordered with a US Dr's prescription

Oh, that's fine......just wondered if you might have stumbled upon something more official than what I saw. I'm sure Erfa wouldn't have been posting it if it wasn't so. Thanks for the clarification, Geri

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Re: FDA announces Erfa Thyroid from Canada can be ordered with a US Dr's prescription

There's also a document the prescribing physician has to fill out. You can print it for your doc.

 
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Re: FDA announces Erfa Thyroid from Canada can be ordered with a US Dr's prescription

Jenj, you do not have to have your doc fill out any documents to get Erfa now. The FDA relaxed their rules so it can be imported without the paperwork. All you need from you doc is a script for "Thyroid" or "Armour" or "Erfa Thyroid" (it comes in counts of 100-500). You can fax or scan and upload to a Canadian pharmacy

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Re: FDA announces Erfa Thyroid from Canada can be ordered with a US Dr's prescription

Okay, good. Does the doc have to fax the script from their office or can the patient do it themselves?

Jen

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Re: FDA announces Erfa Thyroid from Canada can be ordered with a US Dr's prescription

You can do it yourself.

 
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