Common Thyroid Treatment May Be Ineffective for Older People

The most common treatment for subclinical hypothyroidism (a mildly underactive thyroid gland) is largely ineffective in older adults, new research shows. The drug levothyroxine, which is prescribed to 90 percent of women with the condition, is the most prescribed drug in the U.S. Yet a study published on April 5, 2017 in the New England […]

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