Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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Recently the FDA has announced a policy restricting the use of Estriol, an estrogen produced by the human body. At the same time, no reason for this capricious policy has been cited. However, in recent years the FDA has tried to adopt other strange policies restricting patient access to compounded medications, and has lost in both the Federal and Supreme Courts. The FDA’s position is especially strange because of a lack of evidence to support any such decision, and might be related to pressure from drug companies. Synthetic hormone manufacturer Wyeth has been involved in previous attempts because... (Read More ...)

Did you know that Premarin is made from horse urine?  This originated in the 1950’s, estrogen derived from pregnant horse urine. And since then, it has been the main source of estrogen made by pharmaceutical companies recommended for the symptoms of menopause. Did you know that Premarin contains fifty different forms of estrogen, only three of which being known to occur naturally in humans. Since drug companies can not patent a natural structure, they invent hormones that are patentable.  A few of these are Premarin, Provera and Prempro. As Dr. Hargrove, a former medical director of the... (Read More ...)

Before the 70’s, menopause was not really talked about.  In 1966, Robert Wilson’s book was published.  Here comes Premarin, the synthetic hormone.  It was touted as the only important hormone for a woman’s well being.  At this time in history, birth control was more talked about than menopause. Back in the 70’s is when studies started to link Premarin therapy (made from horse urine) to an increased incidence in uterine cancer. Studies were also being done on birth control pills which contained high doses of synthetic estrogen.  There was a connection found between using... (Read More ...)