The checkered history of Pfizer’s Premarin family of drugs

The drugs The name Premarin® spells out in its name what it is made from — PREgant MAres uRINe. Pfizer's Premarin® family of hormone replacement therapy drugs of today includes not only Premarin®, but also similarly manufactured pharmaceuticals — marketed at various times — under the names Prempro®, Premphase®, Provera® and later Aprela® (originally called… Continue reading The checkered history of Pfizer’s Premarin family of drugs

Canadian PMU farms’ losses are China’s gain

PMU Farm in Xinyuan County, China (2012).

EXCLUSIVE REPORT by JANE ALLIN Canada braces for more cuts By now, I’m sure that most who care about the abuse of horses for human gain are aware of the shrinking need for the PMU (Pregnant Mare’s Urine) farms in Manitoba (ya, I’m late in getting this out). Urine collected from these pregnant mares is… Continue reading Canadian PMU farms’ losses are China’s gain

Premarin 2019 Year in Review

Mutli image Premarin artwork for Tuesday's Horse.

JANUARY 2019 FDA denies Pfizer Petition asking for new method of assessing Premarin generics The FDA has denied a citizen petition from Pfizer calling on the agency to use the company’s method for assessing sameness in generics for its estrogen drug Premarin (conjugated “equine” estrogens). Pfizer had appealed to the FDA to force sponsors of… Continue reading Premarin 2019 Year in Review

Premarin® Horses 2019 Year in Review

Belgian Foal

JANUARY 2019 FDA denies Pfizer Petition asking for new method of assessing Premarin generics The FDA has denied a citizen petition from Pfizer calling on the agency to use the company’s method for assessing sameness in generics for its estrogen drug Premarin (conjugated “equine” estrogens). Pfizer had appealed to the FDA to force sponsors of… Continue reading Premarin® Horses 2019 Year in Review

Update! Alternative to Drugs Made with Pregnant Mare’s Urine

Trio of Rescued Premarin Foals. Photo: Vivian Grant Farrell

INTRODUCTION We are thrilled to release to you here Jane Allin's update to our popular Alternative to Drugs Made with Pregnant Mare's Urine. Premarin® started it all in this 50s, and tragically is still being prescribed. But there are alternatives. Many alternatives — more than ever before. Jane Allin walks you through many of them.… Continue reading Update! Alternative to Drugs Made with Pregnant Mare’s Urine

No need to sweat menopause when you can chill with some rhubarb

Rhubarb Smoothie. One Green Planet.

Updated 10/29 8:14 pm est. This menopause and rhubarb post by Jane Allin is hitting it big in the Twittersphere. This is important. The more women who know about the natural healing properties of a plant based diet the fewer women who will be stuffing their bodies full of carcinogenic horse pee drugs such as… Continue reading No need to sweat menopause when you can chill with some rhubarb

Daughters of Premarin — The Generics

Mare with twin foals. Google image.

BY JANE ALLIN Further to the reference of generics in the “Alternatives To” report, I think a separate word on the availability of generic Premarin® and its daughter drugs is warranted to clear up any confusion for those seeking to avoid products manufactured from the urine of pregnant mares. Premarin has a long and interesting… Continue reading Daughters of Premarin — The Generics

Premarin Horses: How many does it take to make a billion dollars? Part 3

Newest Member of the Premarin Family ― Duavee How will this new drug impact profits and inevitably the PMU mares and their foals? DUAVEE®, the Premarin® ― bazedoxifene combination therapy for the treatment of menopausal symptoms and prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis in women who have not undergone hysterectomy was FDA-approved in October 2013 amid speculation… Continue reading Premarin Horses: How many does it take to make a billion dollars? Part 3

Why in the heck use pregnant mare’s urine to relieve menopausal symptoms?

Draft foal suckling.

Jane Allin tells us the history of Premarin—the hormone replacement therpay drug for the treatment of menopausal symptoms—in timeline format. It is riveting reading and explains a lot. Did you know that the first estrogen replacement product marketed in the US ― called Emmenin ― was made from the urine of pregnant women? The year… Continue reading Why in the heck use pregnant mare’s urine to relieve menopausal symptoms?

Reach thousands, save thousands with Premarin billboards

Premstoppers Campaign. Warning, Premarin Contains Horse Urine.

Updated 12 Dec 2015 to provide most recent version of our Dear Physician Letter (pdf, 4 pp). Thank you. A MAJOR FOCUS of the Premstoppers campaign is educating doctors and women. First of all, thank you for sending the Dear Physician letter to so many women's health doctors. We always know when you are busy… Continue reading Reach thousands, save thousands with Premarin billboards