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® 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

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

Belgian Foal

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

Revenues from Premarin family of drugs falls 3% in 2016

March for Premarin Horses featured image.

by JANE ALLIN With a fall in prescriptions and market growth, revenues of the Premarin family of drugs have fallen 3% in 2016. So what does a 3% loss in the Premarin family of drugs represent? In 2015, as well as several years previously, these drugs netted about a billion US dollars. The question now… Continue reading Revenues from Premarin family of drugs falls 3% in 2016

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 ?

Court awards over $13M in drug lawsuit launched by Sechelt woman

Cross-posted from The Coast Reporter » By CHRISTINE WOOD CANADA — The class action lawsuit launched by a Sechelt woman against Wyeth Canada Inc. for selling hormone replacement therapy drugs linked to breast cancer is now settled and a $13.65 million payment has been awarded by the B.C. Supreme Court. A large portion of that… Continue reading Court awards over $13M in drug lawsuit launched by Sechelt woman

Change.org petition asks Pfizer to develop drugs without the horse urine

A very special Petition is taking off at Change.org and we are asking you right now to sign it. The Petition entitled Take horse urine out of hormone medication states: "The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer makes about a $1 billion a year by abusing pregnant horses for their urine. Conjugated equine estrogen (CEE) is used in… Continue reading Change.org petition asks Pfizer to develop drugs without the horse urine