FDA-Approved Alternatives to Premarin Derivatives – are they safer ?

by JANE ALLIN Contrary to popular belief, the FDA has yet to approve any generic as a substitute for Premarin and its daughter products (i.e. Prempro, Premphase, Duavee). Accordingly no prescription drugs used to treat menopausal symptoms, other than the Premarin family, contain pregnant mare’s urine. However much confusion arises when the subject of HRT… Continue reading FDA-Approved Alternatives to Premarin Derivatives – are they safer ?

Angelina Jolie and her choice of bio-identical hormone therapy

By JANE ALLIN A recent article in Health-TODAY.com – “Angelina Jolie’s ‘bio-identical’ therapy raises hormone questions” – challenges the safety of ‘bio-identical’ hormones versus conventional therapies including those of the Premarin family that contain conjugated equine estrogens (CEEs). The article tends to dwell on the compounded versions of these so-called ‘bioidentical’ hormones rather than FDA… Continue reading Angelina Jolie and her choice of bio-identical hormone therapy