News in brief: Watch for confounding drugs in thyroid disease; Osteoporosis and COVID-19 vax; Intensive glucose control in kidney disease

Confounding medications common in thyroid disease Nearly one-third of adults age 65 and older who take thyroid hormone concurrently take medications that are known to interfere with thyroid function tests. They include prednisone, prednisolone, carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital, amiodarone, lithium, interferon-alpha and tamoxifen. The US data from 538,137 older adults found 31.6% of the cohort were ...

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