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

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

New Bucksport residents raise rescued Clydesdales

BUCKPORT, Maine (The Elsworth American)  — Earlier this month, a Texas couple moved to Silver Lake Road with a very large 5-year-old. His name is Butch, and he is a 2,700-pound Clydesdale horse, but don’t let the size scare you. “You’ll see they are just very giant puppy dogs,” said David Doane, who takes care of… Continue reading New Bucksport residents raise rescued Clydesdales

Chill more than menopausal symptoms with delightful Rhubarb Granitas

Rhubard Granitas. Recipe and image. One Green Planet. See http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/rhubarb-granitas/

In our mission to help horses and foals used and cast off by the pregnant mare's urine industry that make drugs like Premarin cream and tablets, we urge women to shun them and the cruelty that goes with them, and find an alternative to ease menopausal symptoms. I went on a rhubarb recipe spree when I… Continue reading Chill more than menopausal symptoms with delightful Rhubarb Granitas

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

AMAG snaps up rights to new med Intrarosa to compete with Pfizer’s Premarin® vaginal cream

Tracy Staton reporting for FiercePharma.com writes as follows.   AMAG Pharmaceuticals has big ambitions for its women’s health business, so it’s snapped up the rights to a new med, Intrarosa, to beef up that portfolio. The company plans to tout Intrarosa’s safety profile to set it apart from established estrogen-based treatments such as Pfizer’s Premarin cream… Continue reading AMAG snaps up rights to new med Intrarosa to compete with Pfizer’s Premarin® vaginal cream

Premarin Horses Year in Review 2016

PMU Farm in Xinyuan County, China (2012).

Premarin horses (or PMU horses) are the mares and foals cruelly exploited to produce the Premarin® family of drugs made for the relief of menopausal symptoms in women. The key component of these drugs comes from the estrogen rich urine collected from pregnant mares on what are commonly called "pee lines" in the industry. PMU… Continue reading Premarin Horses Year in Review 2016

Horse Fund’s Top Horse Cruelty Issues of 2016

Horse in profile silhouetted against a night sky. Unattributed Google search image.

The long awaited Top Horse Cruelty Issues of 2016 and corresponding Year in Review are finally on their way. 2017 started off in a tumultuous fashion and it does not look like it is going to slow down any time soon insofar as horse cruelty issues go, or cruelty to animals in general. It is tragic and we simply do not understand it. We have… Continue reading Horse Fund’s Top Horse Cruelty Issues of 2016