AVAILABILITY IN CANADA
THYROID® 30 mg, THYROID® 60 mg, THYROID®
Complete Line of Thyroid® Now Available
On May 11, 2005, ERFA Canada acquired Thyroid® (the Canadian
brand of desiccated thyroid) from Pfizer Canada Inc. At that time, Thyroid®
was back ordered, with shortages of the medication affecting patients
all over the country. Throughout the summer season and into the fall of
2005, the production of Thyroid® became one of our highest
priorities. We devoted all available resources to resuming manufacture
and helping patients deal with shortages. In December of the same year,
we were very pleased to release the first batches of Thyroid®
30 mg for sale in Canada.
Now, four months later, we are once again very pleased to announce that
we have moved forward with the manufacture of the other dosage forms of
Thyroid®. As of the present, the 60 mg and the 125 mg tablets
have been released to pharmaceutical wholesalers across the country. Once
again, taking Thyroid® can be as convenient as it ever was.
Please note, however, that demand for these two forms of the medication
is high, and availability may temporarily be limited in some cases.
Because of administrative changes, these batches will come in ERFA Canada
packaging. Even though the packaging is different, the formulation of
Thyroid® is the same.
Learning About Thyroid® (Please Visit Our Website
Erfa Canada is aware of the unique place that Thyroid® occupies
in the treatment of patients with thyroid disorders. This is a medication
that has helped thousands of people nationwide, and we stand behind its
quality and efficacy. We are also dedicated to making information on Thyroid®
available to patients and health care professionals.
For more information on how Thyroid® might help you, please
read our position paper.
For medical information including precautions and dosing, please read
our product monograph.
For information from other patients, including discussion forums and advice,
please visit the following newsgroups.
Medication Availability for Thyroid Patients in Canada
Thyroid Disease Forum: New Canadian owner of rights to Thyroid
Please note that the above web sites may not represent the entire range
of knowledge and opinions pertaining to Thyroid®. At our discretion,
we may in the future provide links to other web sites.
Contacting ERFA Canada
This page is updated with new information as we receive it. If you would
like to contact us directly, you may reach us by email or by telephone:
We will do our best to get back to you with information in a timely manner.