Claims data indicate overuse of levothyroxine in the U.S.

(HealthDay)—Levothyroxine treatment is frequently initiated for mildly increased thyrotropin levels, with no change in the median thyrotropin level upon treatment initiation from 2008 to 2018, according to a research letter ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Testing, prescribing increase after change to TSH reference range

(HealthDay)—A minor planned decrease in the upper limit of the reference range for thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) resulted in an increase in levothyroxine prescriptions and more TSH measurements, according to a study ...

Medical research

NICE guidelines presented for management of thyroid disease

In a summary of a recent guideline from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), published online Jan. 29 in The BMJ, recommendations are presented for the assessment and management of thyroid disease.

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