alternatives to this drug will also be marketed within a month, while dozens of complaints from patients are about to be filed.result of controversy that swells for several weeks about a drug for disorders of thyroid, minister of health, Agnes Buzyn, announced Friday, September 15, that old formula of Levothyrox would be "accessible" in fifteen days. Of "alternatives" to drug, one of most prescribed in France, will also be available " in a month ", added minister.
" We've made sure (...) that former Levothyrox is accessible so that those who claim to be able to take it, ( ... ), she said at microphone of France Inter. And in a month we will have alternatives, that is to say, or brands, or medication, which will progressively allow patient to choose medication that suits m best." The minister also pointed out that " old Levothyrox should normally disappear because laboratory [Merck] should not produce it in years to come ".
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new formula of The Levothyrox, on sale since month of march and taken by 3 million patients, is criticized to have caused side effects well-known in several thousands of patients. A petition against this formula has garnered more than 270,000 signatures, and several patients have filed a complaint for " non-assistance to person in danger, putting in danger life of ors, undermining integrity of person, and deceit on substantial qualities of drug compounded by a injury to health ".
Twelve complaints have already been registered, and fifty new complaints against X, including that of actress Anny Duperey, must be filed, acted on Thursday, lawyer and former magistrate Marie-Odile Bertella-Geffroy.