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Old 09-17-2003, 03:25 PM   #1
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Question synthroid - not FDA approved?

I read somewhere that as of February 2002, Synthroid is not longer FDA approved. Does anyone have more information about this? Thanks!

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Old 09-17-2003, 03:56 PM   #2
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I just went to the FDA website and verified that Synthroid is an approved drug by the FDA. [url=""][/url] then click on Drug Approval and look under S for Synthroid.

The approval date is 7/24/02 and you can see a copy of the approval letter the FDA sent to them posted 8/6/02. Just click the link on that page for the pdf file.
Hope this helps.

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Old 09-17-2003, 05:01 PM   #3
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Sometimes you have to watch dated news like this. Synthroid (Abbott) tried to be real slippery about this and finally relented. They were one of the last to actually get FDA approval because of this. They even tried to grandfather themselves in because they claimed Synthroid was bioequivalent to Armour (how stupid do they think we are?).

$ynthroid - the Bill Clinton of thyroid hormone preparations - they need to learn that it doesn't depend on what the meaning of the word "is" is.

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