Levoxyl is on recall. I have tried both Tirosint and Synthroid and documented intolerable negative side effects with both. A month or so ago, in a moment of frustration, I called Pfizer, who now owns Levoxyl. I just wanted to add my 2 cents, to let them know how much I needed Levoxyl and to plead with them to get it back on the market before 2014. I don't recall giving my phone number to the woman who answered the phone, but maybe I did. She suggested I try another drug. Well, duh. I told her I had bad side effects from Synthroid and she said to report them to my doctor (like I hadn't done that already!). I hung up.
So, today I get a phone call from Abbott Laboratories, the manufacturer of Synthroid, from a "Medical Information Safety Specialist," who wants to know about my experience with their product. What??? So pharmaceutical houses are now sharing information, including negative information, about reports on their products? Has hell frozen over?? I even have a case number, for pity's sake. In the meantime, I am adding Synthroid and Tirosint to my "Do Not Give" list of drugs because of the bad side effects. I don't think I will tell her that.
I know we don't have any privacy anymore, but this is just bizarre and makes me feel very uneasy. I guess I'd better get used to it - ?