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 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, 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 study damns results of WHI report on Premarin family of drugs

Menopause Lane Street Sign. Author unknown.

by JANE ALLIN New Study Another new study published September 12, 2017 in the Journal of the American Medical Society (JAMA) has made headlines claiming that HRT is not the villain it was once thought to be. Per the investigators, a statistical review of the results of the damning 2002 WHI study showed that the… Continue reading New study damns results of WHI report on Premarin family of drugs

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

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

A look at a PMU farm in China — and it’s not all about Pfizer

PMU Farm in Xinyuan County, China (2012).

Pfizer's international market for Premarin is open game for competitors without the U. S. Food & Drug Administration's protection of the company's monopoly trade secret. The key component for the production of Premarin is the estrogen rich urine collected from pregnant mares. This business has become commonly referred to as the pregnant mare's urine or… Continue reading A look at a PMU farm in China — and it’s not all about Pfizer

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 ?