Tell doctors not to prescribe Premarin’s new sister drug Duavee

It is critical that we as horse advocates step up immediately and inform doctors about Duavee. Duavee (formerly called Aprela) is the recently FDA approved and newest member of the Premarin family of drugs for the treatment of menopausal symptoms. It is set to enter the market at the beginning of 2014. We are already… Continue reading Tell doctors not to prescribe Premarin’s new sister drug Duavee

Big Pharma wins again: FDA approves Aprela under new name

BY JANE ALLIN Despite government shutdown, on October 3, 2013 the FDA approved the dual-acting drug formerly known as Aprela for the treatment of menopausal symptoms and prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis in women who have not undergone a hysterectomy.[1] It’s new name is fittingly ugly -- DUAVEE® -- for an ugly vile drug that robs… Continue reading Big Pharma wins again: FDA approves Aprela under new name

And now a word from a PMU industry sponsor

Part 2 of a Special Report by Jane Allin There are those that continue to promote and defend the atrocities associated with the PMU industry -- those who profit from the exploitation of both women and horses alike. Enter the king of the horse pee industry – Norman Luba – Executive Director of NAERIC (North… Continue reading And now a word from a PMU industry sponsor

Aprela® — the making of a new pregnant mare’s urine drug

Part 1 of a Special Report by Jane Allin October 3, 2013 looms as the harbinger of foreboding news for PMU mares and their foals. This is the day that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will make a decision whether or not to approve Ligand Pharmaceutical’s dual-acting drug Aprela® for the treatment of… Continue reading Aprela® — the making of a new pregnant mare’s urine drug

FDA rejects possible Premarin replacement drugs

With concerns about risks associated with conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) manufactured from the urine of pregnant mares (i.e. Premarin®, Prempro®) Depomed Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company headquartered in Newark, California, submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on July 31, 2012 for Serada™ – an extended time… Continue reading FDA rejects possible Premarin replacement drugs

Pfizer pharms and Premarin generics: who’s tapping whose PMUs?

Pfizer World Headquarters. Reuters.

Makers of generic Premarin are looking to move in on Pfizer's contracted PMU ranchers In May Tuesday's Horse reported that the announced job cuts by Pfizer at their estrogen extraction plant in Manitoba is not expected to affect PMU ranchers in Canada and no closures are anticipated. Premarin® and Prempro® are made with the estrogen… Continue reading Pfizer pharms and Premarin generics: who’s tapping whose PMUs?

Pfizer consigns PMU horses to killing fields of Asia

Pfizer World Headquarters. Reuters.

"If anyone believes that the downsizing of the PMU industry here in North America is advantageous for the mares and foals who suffer at the hands of Big Pharma, they are sadly mistaken" -- Jane Allin The news in January 2009 of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s announcement to take over rival company Wyeth for $68 billion… Continue reading Pfizer consigns PMU horses to killing fields of Asia

Int’l Fund for Horses calls on Pfizer to find alternative to Premarin like drugs

Pregnant Mare's Urine Collection

UPDATE. March 1, 2014. :: See Updated Letter to Pfizer The Int'l Fund for Horses call on pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to find an alternative to the Premarin family of drugs. Premarin, Prempro and the anticipated "new" drug Aprela, manufactured with the estrogen rich urine of pregnant mares, or conjugated equine estrogen. In a letter to… Continue reading Int’l Fund for Horses calls on Pfizer to find alternative to Premarin like drugs

Premarin and Prempro: The consequences of deception – A litany of litigation

Pfizer- Wyeth Marriage Made in Heaven Cartoon. Martha Rosenberg. Click to Enlarge.

Written by JANE ALLIN In early July of 2002 the alarming news of the National Institutes of Health Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study sent shock waves through the medical and scientific communities. Wyeth’s hormone combination replacement therapies (e.g. Prempro®), long believed to provide cardiovascular benefits to the millions of menopausal women who took them, now… Continue reading Premarin and Prempro: The consequences of deception – A litany of litigation

Horse lovers ask physicians not to prescribe the Premarin® family of drugs

Horse lovers around the world are banding together asking physicians not to prescribe the Premarin® family of drugs to their patients. March for PMU Horses, a month of intensified campaigning initiated by the Int'l Fund for Horses on behalf of the mares and foals exploited for the production of Premarin®, Prempro® and a similar drug… Continue reading Horse lovers ask physicians not to prescribe the Premarin® family of drugs