On the August 19th blog post, you can read about the only North American manufacturer of natural porcine desiccated thyroid called American Laboratories (ALI). ALI sells to distributors who in turn pack it up in smaller quantities which go to those who create desiccated thyroid products.
I just got off the phone again from Kenny Soejoto, the Chief Operating Officer at ALI. And the news couldn’t be better. ALI is working hard to catch up and is currently shipping to all their customers. Yes, they are still in a backorder situation due to demand being greater than supply in 2009, but work is in progress, shipments are being made to all, and they hope to see some major catching-up in two months or so.
And his most important comment? “If we had FDA issues, we wouldn’t be producing”. i.e. everything is going fine. 🙂
In the meantime, there seems to be two areas of success right now with getting your desiccated thyroid prescription filled: from Canadian pharmacies, and from Compounding pharmacies. Hang in there. We’ll get past this.
Join us next Friday for our next thyroid patient Community Call via Talk Shoe. See the blog post right below this for information. Below that is information about the Coalition for Natural Desiccated Thyroid, an independent group working alongside Mary Shomon’s efforts, as well.
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