October 15, 2018
There is no new information at this time. Please check back soon for updates on the availability of Nature-Throid and WP Thyroid.
STRENGTHS IN PRODUCTION: Nature-Throid ½ grain (32.5 mg), Nature-Throid ¾ grain (48.75 mg), Nature-Throid 1 grain (65 mg), Nature-Throid 1.5 grain (97.5 mg), and Nature-Throid 2 grain (130 mg)
We are happy to share that, while we are still working through the backorder, we are actively producing and shipping the strengths listed above. At the bottom of this page are suggestions for doctors and pharmacies that are having trouble obtaining available strengths, and for patients having trouble locating them.
Nature-Throid and WP Thyroid unfortunately became backordered primarily due to major hurdles we started experiencing in obtaining a key raw material. These hurdles disrupted our ability to not only keep up with the growing demand for our medications, but to also keep them cost-effective. We ate burgeoning costs for as long as we could to maintain the affordability of our medications, and had minimal price increases compared to others, but the path was unsustainable. We are and have been actively in production and hard at work filling backorders and getting back to our usual pace.
Despite what you may have heard, here are the REAL facts:
RLC Labs is NOT going out of business, nor have we been acquired by any other company.
There are no issues with our licensing and the backorder is completely unrelated to anything dealing with the FDA.
Neither of our medications, nor any strengths of them, are being discontinued.
We are committed to maintaining the affordability of our medications.
Our strict quality standards apply to every part of our operation–from our guaranteed hormone levels to our materials and manufacturing–which is why we carefully source our thyroid from the U.S. and Canada only and are in production solely in the continental U.S. We do not, nor have we ever, sourced thyroid from China or manufactured outside of the continental U.S.
We sincerely apologize for the strain this delay has caused for our customers and patients. Every effort is being made to get all strengths stocked as quickly as possible without compromising our strict quality standards.
Your understanding and continued support are greatly appreciated as we make every effort to get back on track as quickly as possible.
DOCTORS AND PHARMACISTS: If you are unable to obtain available strengths and have already submitted updated usage and/or placed an order with your distribution center, please contact us directly for assistance via the Provider tab on our contact form.
PATIENTS: If you are having trouble getting an available strength from your local pharmacies, we recommend checking any of the mail-order pharmacies listed on our website. The states shown only indicate where they are located; please check the pharmacy’s website or contact them to see where they ship. When getting your prescription filled through any pharmacy–brick & mortar or mail-order–we also recommend asking for both the cash price and insurance price (pending coverage) as all pharmacies set their own prices.
This statement will continue to be updated until all strengths are fully stocked and available again. We are unfortunately unable to respond to individual patient requests for availability information due to a high volume of messages and appreciate your understanding. Please direct medical or health-related questions to your healthcare provider.
As with any prescription medication, talk to your doctor about any existing medical conditions, and let your doctor know immediately if you experience any side effects.
Tell your doctor if:
Warnings: Don’t Take For
Use WP Thyroid® and Nature-Throid® exactly as prescribed. Unless otherwise directed by your doctor, do not stop taking either medication or alter how often it’s taken. Many factors can contribute to the length of time symptoms are alleviated, though generally people feel an improvement within a few weeks. For some, though, improvement in symptoms may take up to three months. Your doctor will determine which dose is right for you. If any life changes or new symptoms occur, consult your doctor to adjust your dose. Continue to see your doctor until your dosage levels prove stable based on your lab work, then continue to see your doctor at their request. Thyroid replacement therapy is usually taken for life.