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

Purchasers of Premarin, Prempro, or Premphase in California between Jan 1995 and Jan 2003 could get money from class action settlement

Mutli image Premarin artwork for Tuesday's Horse.

SAN DIEGO, May 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The following is being released in the matter of Krueger v. Wyeth, Inc. et al, by Wyeth and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. and the law firms of Rushall & McGeever, Beasley Allen, P.C., and Gary Holt & Associates, P.A. (Counsel for the Plaintiff-Class). Counsel for the Plaintiff-Class has reached a class action Settlement in the amount of $200… Continue reading Purchasers of Premarin, Prempro, or Premphase in California between Jan 1995 and Jan 2003 could get money from class action settlement

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 in China campaign

PMU Farm in Xinyuan County, China (2012).

We made the following response to a comment on our Premarin 2019 Timeline and thought it might be worthwhile sharing with everyone as a post. We have altered it slightly to make the content clearer for this format. Working as the Int’l Fund for Horses we are launching a social media campaign in Chinese and… Continue reading Premarin in China campaign

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

Premarin Horses and China

The last of the PMU (pregnant mare's urine) facilities operating in N. America in Canada are reportedly closing down according to an anonymous source. This has been a long time coming. Fact or fiction, while that sounds like good news, HRT (hormone replacement therapy) drugs made from pregnant mare's urine is on the rise in… Continue reading Premarin Horses and China

Three things we are doing for Premarin horses

Here are three things we are doing for PMU — or Premarin — horses right now: 1. Lobbying the FDA with the help of a specialist firm to return the word “equine” on all Premarin type drugs so it reads “conjugated equine estrogens” the way it did, and should*. 2. Working in China with a… Continue reading Three things we are doing for Premarin horses

Premarin, doctors and conjugated equine estrogens

Updated: 1:50 pm MORE and more doctors who prescribe Premarin® are arguing with us that the menopausal drug no longer contains conjugated equine estrogens derived from pregnant mare's urine. Huh? The idea doctors most often cite in support of this belief is what it says on the drugs' packaging, that Premarin® is made from "conjugated… Continue reading Premarin, doctors and conjugated equine estrogens

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