Pharmacist regulations changed this year. Pharmacists are now permitted to dispense bio-equivalent formulas of medications to patients on a generic basis when the 'Brand Substitution Box" has not been ticked on a prescription. The ATF continue to receive complaints from patients who have been given a different brand that what they usually take and have been prescribed, and it is now becoming a serious problem.
As each thyroid patient’s diagnosed thyroid disorder is individual, the Australian Thyroid Foundation (ATF) encourage patients to consult their thyroid treating doctor to discuss their thyroid condition and the COVID-19 vaccine and decide together the best outcome.
The ATF encourages patients to follow the Department of Health recommendation to protect themselves from contacting COVID-19 in the community, (regular handwashing, mask wearing where appropriate, sanitising and maintaining correct social distance from others).
Please also follow the information available on the following Department of Health link regarding COVID-19 Vaccines.
Be Aware of your Thyroid
ATF Healthcare professional section
A THYROID EDUCATION FOR DOCTORS
MAY IS THYROID AWARENESS MONTH
Watch a selection of our videos here and "Be Thyroid Aware and Test Your Thyroid"
LEARN ABOUT THYROID
Thyroid cancer occurs when cells within the thyroid gland divide and grow in a disorderly manner. 95% of thyroid cancers can be cured with early diagnosis and treatments.Read more
YOUR THYROID HEALTH
Learn about different ways to manage your Thyroid health, including lifestyle choices and medicine treatment.
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From as little as $40 a year you will have access to a variety of services, special offers, education and support, with the most up to date information to manage your thyroid health.
MEDICATION TRAVEL PACK
The ATF Medication Travel Pack is available to ATF members at a substantially reduced rate.
Essential for those traveling overseas, the ATF Travel Pack is designed for transportation and cool storage of Thyroxine Replacement Hormone, (Oroxine and Eutroxsig).
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