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
Premarin and Prempro: The consequences of deception – A litany of litigation
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
New Premarin Study: Benefits continue or dangers continue?
Cross-posted from Global News Good news for women in their 50s -- the health risks related to hormone therapy with estrogen, aimed at treating menopause symptoms, might go away after women stop the treatments, according to a study. Research focusing on more than 7,000 women showed that while both stroke and blood clots increased during… Continue reading New Premarin Study: Benefits continue or dangers continue?
Pfizer wins on adequate warning in Prempro breast cancer suit
Bloomberg News reports: Pfizer Inc.’s Prempro, a hormone once used by millions of women to ease menopause symptoms, almost doubled the death risk from breast cancer, a U.S. study found. The findings from the U.S.-funded Women’s Health Initiative are the first to tie Pfizer’s hormone replacement therapy Prempro, already linked to higher breast cancer and… Continue reading Pfizer wins on adequate warning in Prempro breast cancer suit
The other side of the hormone therapy controversy
Most experts say women should take hormones for only a few years after menopause, and only if their symptoms are severe. Now, in a new book, biologist Winnifred Cutler claims that HT is safe for long-term use and highly beneficial -- as long as you do it right. Here, she makes her case. By Stephanie… Continue reading The other side of the hormone therapy controversy
“It’s a Scandal! It’s an Outrage!” PMU’s (US)
Written by RACHEL STONE Did y’ever see the musical Oklahoma? Remember the character Ali Hakim? It’s funny but whenever I read something about Wyeth, I think of him – a truly self-serving man who only did the right thing when lookin’ down the barrel of a gun. I wonder what, if anything, would inspire Robert… Continue reading “It’s a Scandal! It’s an Outrage!” PMU’s (US)