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Pfizer’s Ghostwritten Hormone Therapy Articles Not Retracted?

I think its disgusting the way that Big Pharma uses their money to further the ideas that their drugs are safe. Even worse the government and respected medical journals are their puppets. I came across this article this morning titled, Why are Pfizer’s Ghostwritten Hormone Therapy Articles Not Retracted? and it made me so happy that somebody is calling foul on the US National Library of Medicine and their decision to overlook the ethics of providing access to an obviously unscientific ghostwritten article. It’s bad enough that these companies have doctors on their pay rolls, but to include top medical schools and their journals is disturbing. So often these schools are lauded for their scientific work and medical advances, yet they can’t even bother to check the accuracy of the studies they publish. I thought the purpose of medicine was to find cures for illnesses and pain not cause it. When you provide doctors with studies saying that hormone replacement therapy  (HRT) is safe then you are causing an increased risk of a laundry list of health problems for thousands of women. I know there are tons of women that swear by HRT and say that without it they couldn’t have gotten through menopause but that’s not the point. The point is that there is false information being provided by the company making the drugs and it’s not being questioned by the authorities in place to protect us. You can learn more about the lies of companies such and Wyeth and UpJohn by buying the book, Stay Young and Sexy with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement: The Science Explained by Dr. Jonathan V. Wright and Lane Lenard Ph.D with a forword by Suzanne Somers.

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Pfizer Still Trying To Cover Up Its Problems

A few weeks ago I posted a blog about the New York Times Article, “Menopause As Brought To You By Big Pharma”. The article featured PDF’s of several Pfizer documents that depicted how much time and money the company spent to ensure that they had the most respected doctors and journals supporting their line of hormone replacement drugs.  They also spend a lot of time and money discounting the credibility of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and compounding pharmacies. Well, They should’ve saved that money for the huge settlements they are paying out now.  Anyways I came across a blog posting today that informed me of more efforts from Pfizer to stop the spreading of the truth about their drugs. I hope the judge denies their request and that every woman is educated about the harmful side effects of their drugs. Check it out here at Tuesday’s Horse.

Menopausal Hormone Litigation Documents

Wyeth (not Pfizer) knew for over 30 years the possible harmful side effects of their drugs, Premarin (pregnant mare urine), Provera (synthetic progesterone), and Prempro (a combo of the former two). Even the FDA had its doubts about their safety but Wyeth talked, wrote and paid the company out of those problems by hiring doctors to promote the use of their menopausal drugs. Opponents of bio-identical hormones say that there are no studies showing the benefits of bio-identical hormone therapy vs. synthetic hormones, but now there is evidence of the harm synthetic hormones can have and it came right from the horses mouth. (No pun intended) Check out the unsealed documents from Wyeth, courtesy of the New York Times.

Menopause Article in New York Times

There was article published on Saturday in The New York Times that has been making its rounds on the internet and if you haven’t had the chance to read it yet, then please take the time now. The article is called “Menopause, as Brought to You by Big Pharma” and it highlights all the fallacies Wyeth used over the decades to promote its synthetic drugs. Some of the things the article mentioned weren’t news to me, but nonetheless I was still shocked to find out how long this lying has occurred. It never ceases to amaze me the tactics people and companies will use to gain profit despite the suffering it causes for others. In then end it mentions Suzanne Somers, who wrote the foreword for our book, and her use of bio-identical hormones. The article is long but take some time right now to educate yourself and share it with others. Check it out here.

New Book Takes Wyeth (now Pfizer) to Task for Opposition to Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement

Lane Lenard PhD. and Dr. Jonathan V. Wright’s new book, Stay Young & Sexy with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement slams Wyeth and the FDA for hypocrisy regarding stance on Premarin® and Provera®.

PETALUMA, CA — In the preface to the new book explaining the science behind bio-identical hormone replacement, Dr. Jonathan V. Wright’s co-author, Lane Lenard PhD, takes direct aim at the drug company Wyeth (which was recently acquired by Pfizer) and the FDA for their hypocritical support of the drugs Premarin and Provera while they worked together to ban the bio-identical hormone estriol.   Wrote Dr. Lenard:

Although Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has repeatedly been proven to cause unnatural and dangerous changes and reactions in the body, it remains available in every pharmacy in the country. The fact that Premarin® and Provera® are still on the market, despite their proven tendencies to cause cancer, heart disease, and other serious disorders, tells us something about the cozy relationship between Wyeth and the FDA, the federal agency that’s supposed to be regulating its products for the good of all Americans, not just Wyeth.

The irony of Wyeth’s anti-Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) campaign is that the company purports to be trying to protect women who, it claims, would be exposing themselves to BHRT’s alleged “dangers.” Yet, the only evidence Wyeth can produce about the BHRT’s alleged “dangers” is that drawn from studies of its own admittedly dangerous, patented, FDA-“approved” HRT products, which bear no relation, chemically or molecularly, to bio-identical hormones. Wyeth’s argument goes something like this: “If our ‘hormone’ products are dangerous, so must theirs be,” as though HRT and BHRT were the same products. 

Conspicuously absent from Wyeth’s arguments, though, is even the slightest evidence supporting the alleged “dangers” of BHRT. Along with the FDA, Wyeth refuses to acknowledge the existence or validity of the hundreds of scientific studies that have been published over the years that support the efficacy and safety of bio-identical hormones, not to mention the dangers of conventional HRT. They’ve recently gone so far as to declare that a benign and long-accepted form of estrogen (estriol) that is produced by every human body and is essential to the proper use of BHRT should be considered an “unapproved drug” and essentially banned from use in the US (despite the fact that Wyeth has marketed estriol for years in Europe as an “ideal treatment” for menopausal women). Their hypocrisy and dishonesty takes the breath away. 

Dr. Wright and Lenard’s  new book has already received tremendous praise from both mainstream and alternative medical practitioners.  Additionally, actress and author Suzanne Somers, herself a champion of bio-identicial hormone replacement, wrote the foreword to the book.

 Stay Young and Sexy with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement – The Science Explained is available for purchase at www.stayyoungandsexy.com.