Our Right To Bioidentical Hormones Threatened!
It seems our right to safe and effective natural health products and supplements is almost constantly under attack by Big Pharma.
For those who may not already be aware, Wyeth Pharmaceutical company, who makes one of the most widely sold synthetic female hormone products called Prempro, has filed petitions with the FDA.
It appears they are hoping to have women's bioidentical hormones removed from the market, or at least have our doctor's right to prescribe them curtailed.
The sale of both Premarin and Prempro has plummeted since the "Women's Health Initiative" (WHI) clinical study results were made public.
This study was suppose to show how safe these synthetic hormones are, instead it showed the opposite. In fact, the U.S. government stepped in and stopped the study early due to the increased risk of cancer in the group of nurses who were participating in the study.
In the WHI study women taking Prempro had a 26% higher risk for breast cancer than those taking a placebo.
Big Pharma seems to think it's fine for doctors to prescribe their Premarin and PremPro products which are made out of horse urine, all of which the human body sees as foreign and unnatural, even though they can cause life threatening problems. They have a huge problem, however, when doctor's want to prescribe a safe plant-based hormone that is identical to what the human body naturally makes.
Unfortunately, it appears that Big Pharma has never liked any natural products because they cannot be patented. The fact that the FDA depends on the major drug manufacturers for a large part of its income should make us all very uneasy.
I feel we need to spread the word and also let the FDA know that we believe we have a right to safe and effective plant derived hormone products that are identical to the hormones our bodies make and do not have the risks that certain patented artificial hormone preparations have.
I wrote the article above because I want everyone to know what is going on. There are those who would like to see all bioidentical hormones as well as all non-prescription products and supplements taken off the market.
Those of which I speak do not have our best interests in mind. They are interested in denying us access to safe and effective health products and nutritional supplements that may help to keep us healthy. It seems to me as though they would prefer we continue to have cancer, cardiovascular problems, diabetes, and other diseases of aging and nutritional deficiencies rather than allow us to use safe products and supplements to prevent or decrease our risks of these diseases.
Watch TV for only a few minutes and you will probably see at least one prescription drug advertisement. Obviously the big drug companies would rather we take their prescription cholesterol, diabetic, and other medications that do not cure and require you to continue to take them for life rather than take a safe and effective natural product or nutritional supplement that may cure the problem.