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

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, 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

Report Premarin® ads on behalf of women and horses

Trio of Rescued Premarin Foals. Photo: Vivian Grant Farrell

PREMSTOPPERS — Premarin® is made from the estrogen rich urine of pregnant mares. The World Health Organization listed the conjugated equine estrogens (CEE) made from pregnant mare's urine as a known carcinogen. Numerous class action lawsuits filed by women over the years in the U.S. and Canada point to the cancer causing properties of CEE drugs. There are… Continue reading Report Premarin® ads on behalf of women and horses

No need to sweat menopause when you can chill with some rhubarb

Rhubarb Smoothie. One Green Planet.

Updated 10/29 8:14 pm est. This menopause and rhubarb post by Jane Allin is hitting it big in the Twittersphere. This is important. The more women who know about the natural healing properties of a plant based diet the fewer women who will be stuffing their bodies full of carcinogenic horse pee drugs such as… Continue reading No need to sweat menopause when you can chill with some rhubarb

Breast cancer, menopause and yes, rhubarb

Rhubarb. Image from LiveStrong.com.

by JANE ALLIN October is National Breast Cancer Month. What better opportunity to remind women of the dangers posed by the use of HRT and the inherent cruelty foisted upon the innocent mares and their foals by the PMU industry? Despite advances in medical technology over the years, Pfizer continues to promote their conjugated equine… Continue reading Breast cancer, menopause and yes, rhubarb

Daughters of Premarin — The Generics

Mare with twin foals. Google image.

BY JANE ALLIN Further to the reference of generics in the “Alternatives To” report, I think a separate word on the availability of generic Premarin® and its daughter drugs is warranted to clear up any confusion for those seeking to avoid products manufactured from the urine of pregnant mares. Premarin has a long and interesting… Continue reading Daughters of Premarin — The Generics

Alternatives to drugs made with pregnant mare’s urine

March for Premarin Horses featured image.

BY JANE ALLIN As part of of the The Horse Fund's campaign against the manufacture and use of the Premarin family of drugs – Premarin, Prempro and Duavee – we have compiled a list of alternatives to drugs made with pregnant mare's urine (conjugated equine estrogens). We encourage you to go online to further acquaint… Continue reading Alternatives to drugs made with pregnant mare’s urine

Premarin: The horses, the drugs, the women

Vintage Premarin ad from the days when it was made by Ayerst.

THE HORSES Premarin mares are large bred horses such as Belgian—Quarter Horses crosses, prized for their large bladders. For most of their 11-month pregnancies, these horses are confined to stalls so small that they cannot turn around or take more than one step in any direction. The mares must wear rubber urine-collection bags at all… Continue reading Premarin: The horses, the drugs, the women