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 ?

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