Pfizer just released this letter to healthcare providers and pharmacies:
they are not shipping anymore Levoxyl out and no further info avail at this time
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Dear Healthcare Providers and Pharmacists:
We are writing to inform you that LEVOXYL (levothyroxine sodium), a prescription medicine approved to treat hypothyroidism and for the treatment or prevention of certain types of goiter, is currently on backorder. Pfizer stopped shipping all strengths* of the product on February 13, 2013.
Pfizer is discussing the backorder situation with the FDA and will resume shipment once the issue is resolved.
It is important to note that Pfizer cannot make any recommendations regarding an alternative and/or substitute therapy for LEVOXYL. A change in therapy will be at the prescriber’s discretion.
Pfizer apologizes for the inconvenience this may cause. We want to assure you that Pfizer remains committed to providing access to safe, effective and affordable medicines to the people
who need them.
Please direct medically related questions about LEVOXYL to Pfizer Medical Information at
1-800-438-1985. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we strive for a resolution.
The LEVOXYL Team