Report Premarin® ads on behalf of women and horses

PREMSTOPPERS — Premarin® is made from the estrogen rich urine of pregnant mares. The World Health Organization listed the conjugated equine estrogens (CEE) made from pregnant mare’s urine as a known carcinogen.

Numerous class action lawsuits filed by women over the years in the U.S. and Canada point to the cancer causing properties of CEE drugs. There are many examples of these types of lawsuits. Here is one.

In an article entitled, “Cancer linked to menopause drug in new report“, it states “In 2014, Pfizer, which in 2009 acquired Wyeth, has paid $1.7 billion to settle nearly all of the 10,000 hormone replacement therapy claims against the drug manufacturer. Pfizer said it makes no admission of liability in the American settlements”.

In the meantime, the USDA allowed Pfizer at some point during all of this to package their line of CEE drugs such as Premarin® with the wording “conjugated estrogens” in place of “conjugated equine estrogens”.

Premarin® sample package with words
Premarin® sample package with words “conjugated estrogens”. From Drugs.com.

Unbelievably this labeling fools even some doctors who are either in denial or merely pretending to be for the perks they receive for prescribing it.

Putting a stop to Premarin® ads is one way we can act on behalf of women and horses.

The Ads — Premarin® Cream

Most of the ads you currently see are for Premarin® Cream.

Premarin Cream® ads appear most often in magazines like Oprah, Good Housekeeping and Ladies Home Journal. We have contacted Oprah magazine many times and the ad disappears only to reappear. Oprah supposedly has and loves horses and is dedicated to women’s issues. So Oprah’s advertising of Premarin® does not add up, does it?

Premarin® Cream ads also appear on television and on YouTube as you will see below. You will also see them  in those quick advertising spots before the YouTube video you selected begins.

Take a look at this. There are more reasons not to take it, than to take it. Published on YouTube by David O’Neill.

LouisePatti commented on this video, “My dearest, most beautiful cousin, Debi, who was less than a year younger than I was died of cancer from taking some prescription hormonal cream. The last time I saw her she told me what had caused the cancer. I had just been prescribed this a few days earlier. She looked young and healthy the last time I saw her, but 2 months later, she had passed away. She might have saved my life, and God willing, she will help many others.”

The abuse and death of horses does not come into it of course. And yes, there are alternatives to Premarin®.

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It’s simple. Be our eyes and ears. When you see an ad for any Premarin® type product let us know using this special Contact Form and we will take it from there. You may want to take a quick look at it so you can see the type of information we need.

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New Bucksport residents raise rescued Clydesdales

BUCKPORT, Maine (The Elsworth American)  — Earlier this month, a Texas couple moved to Silver Lake Road with a very large 5-year-old. His name is Butch, and he is a 2,700-pound Clydesdale horse, but don’t let the size scare you.

“You’ll see they are just very giant puppy dogs,” said David Doane, who takes care of Butch, six other horses, a mule and a cat along with his wife, Michelle Rhodes. The whole bunch moved to Bucksport from Texas earlier this month. “They would sit in your lap if they could figure out how to.”

Clydesdales are a large breed of horse used originally for pulling plows or hauling coal. Today the breed is famous for its appearance in Budweiser beer commercials, but it also plays a troubled role in the production of an estrogen-rich drug called Premarin, which is used to treat symptoms of menopause.

Premarin is made of the estrogen found in pregnant mare urine and, considering their size, Clydesdale mares produce a lot of urine. Several pharmaceutical companies put thousands of Clydesdale mares in pens, where they stayed for months at a time and urinated into bags. Once the mares delivered their foals, most of the foals were sold for slaughter, their meat shipped to consumers in Europe and Asia.

“It’s a nasty business,” Rhodes said. “They sell the babies to slaughter if people don’t adopt them.” Continue reading »

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David Doane smiles at Butch, one of his and his wife Michelle Rhodes’ seven horses. The gang, which also includes one mule and one cat, moved to Bucksport from Texas earlier this month. The Elsworth American.
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Chill more than menopausal symptoms with delightful Rhubarb Granitas

In our mission to help horses and foals used and cast off by the pregnant mare’s urine industry that make drugs like Premarin cream and tablets, we urge women to shun them and the cruelty that goes with them, and find an alternative to ease menopausal symptoms.

I went on a rhubarb recipe spree when I learned in an article by Jane Allin that properties of the rhubarb plant do just that — ease menopausal symptoms.

So, how about a icy cool rhubarb granita? A granita, just in case you don’t know, is an Italian-style flavored drink featuring crushed ice.

I found the recipe below at One Green Planet and couldn’t resist sharing it with you. It’s vegan. Naturally.

Oh, and never, ever eat the leaves of a rhubarb plant. Chop rhubarb leaves off straight away and get rid of them.

Rhubarb Granitas

by Lilia Jankowska

Ingredients

1 large bunch of rhubarb
1-2 lemons, juiced and zested
Hibiscus flower petals
Coconut sugar, to taste
2 cups of water

Preparation

  1. Boil water in a pot. Peel the rhubarb, cut it into pieces, and add it to the water.
  2. Add the zest and lemon juice and a few hibiscus petals. Add the birch sugar to taste. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Strain the sauce through a fine sieve, squeezing all the juice through, and remove the pulp.
    Pour the rhubarb syrup into a bag and freeze it.
  4. Once frozen break the juice into pieces place these into a blender and mix it until you have the consistency of frozen snow.
  5. Place this into a container and store it in the freezer.

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Distinguishing between bio-identical hormones and ones made with pregnant mare’s urine

PREMARIN HORSES — Virgina Hopkins M.A. writes in an article entitled, “The Definition of Bio-identical Drugs“:

Bio-identical hormones may be either from a natural source or synthetically made, and it’s more about the molecule being identical to the human molecule that our body normally makes, than whether it comes from a natural source.

With the exception of Premarin, which is extracted from the urine of pregnant mares, virtually all replacement and contraceptive hormones, in all forms, bio-identical or synthetic, are first extracted from soybeans or wild yams in a laboratory.

Those that are processed so that they exactly match the molecular structure of the hormones made by the human body have come to be called bio-identical, to distinguish them from synthetic hormones, which have a molecular structure that is not found in nature, and certainly not in the human body.

That Ms. Hopkins makes a distinction between Premarin® and other drugs used to treat menopausal and post-menopausal symptoms is an important one.

Premarin® tablet package. You can see it clearly states conjugated estrogens.
Premarin® tablet package. You can see it clearly states conjugated estrogens.

Some doctors are still telling patients that Premarin® drugs are no longer made with conjugated equine estrogens, but simply conjugated estrogens. These doctors are confused about this because that is how the FDA allows Pfizer to label these drugs on their packaging.

Conjugated estrogens can be made from plants.

Clearly. Premarin® drugs are made from pregnant mare’s urine and contain conjugated equine estrogens.

Beware. The World Health Organization has designated conjugated equine estrogens as known carcinogens.

RxList.com uses the phrase conjugated estrogens when referencing Premarin® drugs. However, if you look far enough on their website, you finally arrive at the drug’s description which makes the following statements:

Premarin® is a “mixture of conjugated estrogens purified from pregnant mares’ urine and consists of the sodium salts of water-soluble estrogen sulfates blended to represent the average composition of material derived from pregnant mares’ urine. It is a mixture of sodium estrone sulfate and sodium equilin sulfate. See http://www.rxlist.com/premarin-drug.htm.

Is you scroll up just above “Drug Description”, there is grey box with a list of side effects. The title sums it up. In all caps, bold letters it says:

WARNING
ENDOMETRIAL CANCER, CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS, BREAST CANCER AND PROBABLE DEMENTIA

Say No to Premarin® Drugs

Premarin® is prescribed in two forms — cream and tablet.

Premarin® is also used in others ways that you may never be made aware of, for example, during surgery to act as a coagulent in cases of heavy bleeding. Tell you doctor you wish never to be treated with any of the Premarin® family of drugs.

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As Jane Allin states, “Nothing has been, or ever will be, appealing or beneficial about the PMU industry and the Premarin family of drugs; they are clearly harbingers of death from both sides of the equation”.

Read more articles on this subject here at Tuesday’s Horse.

If you see an ad for Premarin® drugs, cream or tablet, make a note of where and when and please let us know. Thank you.

Read Jane Allin’s Special Reports on Premarin® drugs on our website.

Learn more about the mares used to make Premarin® drugs and what happens to their foals at Premstoppers on our website.

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Belgian Foal — Photographer unknown.
Premarin® tablets packaging — Drugsnow.com.