TPA asks BTA/RCP/GMC questions – which still remain unanswered.
FIRST PUBLISHED February 2008
In TPA’s efforts, the following critical questions are being asked but remain unanswered: WHY?
WHY do the GMC, the RCP, the BTA et al. deliberately choose to ignore the scientific evidence that has been available for over 40 years?
WHY does the British Thyroid Association refuse to reduce its top TSH limit – due to iodine deficiency in the UK, to bring us in line with Germany?
WHY are medical associations ignoring the 13% failure rate of T4-only therapy for the past 50 years? Why are patient’s complaints dismissed?
WHY has there been no correction to the RCP statement when there are patients who are counterexamplesto the validity of T4-only therapy?
WHY is the confusion of two definitions for ‘hypothyroidism allowed to continue?
WHY are guideline authorship and concise guidance to good practice protocols ignored?
WHY are individual symptoms of hypothyroidism stated to be “non-specific” when Baisier found groups of these symptoms may be quite specific?
WHAT further investigations for non-thyroidal causes are recommended as relevant to the symptoms of hypothyroidism when pituitary and thyroid GLAND function tests are bio-chemically normal – Levels of fT3, rT3 and adrenal levels?
WHY are the studies by Das (2007) and Lewis (2008), which found that patients could be successfully treated with thyroid extractbeing ignored?
WHY is medicine ignoring false negative test results?
WHY do doctors refuse to explain and/or justify their decisions, thereby withholding information necessary for valid consent to treatment
WHY does the NHS refuse to take steps to protect human rights when sufferers are put at risk through a disregard of the demand that patients should be treated with fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy?
WHY are laboratory discrepancies in serum testing being ignored?
TO DATE (12 MAY 2016) THE GMC, BTA AND RCP HAVE NOT RESPONDED