Drug recall: Nature-Throid® and WP Thyroid®
Oct. 21, 2020
On Sep. 24, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled prescription Nature-Throid® and WP Thyroid® products because they had a reduced potency.
Nature-Throid® and WP Thyroid® are used to treat hypothyroidism.
Approximately 270 members are impacted by this recall. We’re sending letters to these members. Their dispensing pharmacy is also required to contact members if they’ve received a recalled product. Many members have already been prescribed an alternative treatment option.
What do providers need to do?
Providers don’t have to take action unless their patient reaches out proactively. Dispensing pharmacies are contacting any patients who have received a recalled product and may be able to replace the recalled product with a replacement from an unaffected lot. Members may also reach out to their provider to see if a different treatment option may be appropriate. There are many low-cost alternatives available to treat hypothyroidism.