Big Pharma wins again: FDA approves Aprela under new name

BY JANE ALLIN Despite government shutdown, on October 3, 2013 the FDA approved the dual-acting drug formerly known as Aprela for the treatment of menopausal symptoms and prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis in women who have not undergone a hysterectomy.[1] It’s new name is fittingly ugly -- DUAVEE® -- for an ugly vile drug that robs… Continue reading Big Pharma wins again: FDA approves Aprela under new name

And now a word from a PMU industry sponsor

Part 2 of a Special Report by Jane Allin There are those that continue to promote and defend the atrocities associated with the PMU industry -- those who profit from the exploitation of both women and horses alike. Enter the king of the horse pee industry – Norman Luba – Executive Director of NAERIC (North… Continue reading And now a word from a PMU industry sponsor

Happy Birthday to me and the Fund

It's my birthday Friday, and the Fund's birthday Monday. The Fund is officially 10 years old on that day, and I am, well . . . let's say several times that. Like to make a gift? We would be so delighted if you would donate $1 for each of our 10 years – or $10.00.… Continue reading Happy Birthday to me and the Fund

News for Friends and Members

Membership September is right around the corner, and we have some lovely surprises in store for Members. Equine Champion We will also be posting the Equine Champion stats so that Members can see how many points they have. Learn more here >> Wish to join us? Become a Member for a donation of $24.00 once… Continue reading News for Friends and Members

Horse pee reduces breast cancer risk. Say what?

The undying pursuit of trying to find goodness in the devil incarnate BY JANE ALLIN Yet again another study attempting to promote the benefits of conjugated equine estrogen (CEE) derived HRT. Or should I use the “new” acronym – MHT – or menopausal hormone treatment? No doubt more propaganda to distance the facts from the… Continue reading Horse pee reduces breast cancer risk. Say what?

Will women have short memories about HRT? Pharma hopes so

HRT Horse Artwork created by Martha Rosenberg.

As a new generation of women approach menopause, will the HRT lessons of the 1970s and 2000's be lost amid Pharma's marketing again? Martha Rosenberg has been writing intelligently and cohesively about the issues surrounding the Premarin® family of drugs for a good while, and we are very grateful to her. Rosenberg has penned another… Continue reading Will women have short memories about HRT? Pharma hopes so

Pfizer to cut jobs at Manitoba PMU plant

Byproduct foals from Premarin industry in slaughter feedlot.

Pharma giant says decision won't affect its PMU ranchers Alberta Farm Express reports: Drugmaker Pfizer's restructuring of its estrogen extraction plant at Brandon, Man[itoba] calls for about 40 per cent fewer employees by the end of next year. The company processes conjugated estrogen from pregnant mares' urine (PMU) at Brandon to make the hormone replacement… Continue reading Pfizer to cut jobs at Manitoba PMU plant

Premarin and Prempro: The consequences of deception – A litany of litigation

Pfizer- Wyeth Marriage Made in Heaven Cartoon. Martha Rosenberg. Click to Enlarge.

Written by JANE ALLIN In early July of 2002 the alarming news of the National Institutes of Health Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study sent shock waves through the medical and scientific communities. Wyeth’s hormone combination replacement therapies (e.g. Prempro®), long believed to provide cardiovascular benefits to the millions of menopausal women who took them, now… Continue reading Premarin and Prempro: The consequences of deception – A litany of litigation

Trace the history of Premarin with this revealing timeline

Byproduct foals from Premarin industry in slaughter feedlot.

Menopause "Discovered" 1686: Fourteen “witches” are executed at Salem – thirteen of them are menopausal women. 1821: A French physician named de Gardanne coins the term “menopause” a century prior to the isolation of the hormone estrogen and publishes a book “De la ménopause, ou de l’âge critique des femmes”. Thus begins the search for… Continue reading Trace the history of Premarin with this revealing timeline

Premarin and the ugly truth behind the label

Followers of the Int'l Fund for Horses and readers of Tuesday's Horse are aware of the Premarin® family of drugs, how they are made, and the deadly consequences for the horses used for it. There has been a major reduction in North American ranches milking pregnant mares for their urine for these despicable pharmaceuticals, but… Continue reading Premarin and the ugly truth behind the label