The memo specifically named the menopause hormone therapy drugs Prempro
Price European Price Premarin 28 0.6 mg $14.98 $4.25 Synth raid 50 100 mg $13.84 $2.95 Coumadin 25 10 mg $30.25 $2.85 Prozac 14 20 mg $36.12 $18.50 Prilosec 20 28 mg $109.00 $39.25 Norvasc 30 5 mg $44.00 $23.00 Olaritin 20 10 mg $44.00 $8.75 Augmentin 12 500 mg $49.50 $8.75 Zocor 28 20 mg $96.99 $45.00 Paxtl 28 30 mg $63.69 $43.00 Zestril 60 5 mg $53.49 $15.00 Prempro
28 0.6 mg $23.49 $4.75 Glucophage 50 850 mg $54.49 $4.50 Cipro 20 500 mg $87.99 $62.75 Zoloft 100 50 mg $80.00 $65.00 Pravachol 28 10 mg $55.60 $31,00
A 2010 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that women who take Prempro
are twice as likely to die from breast cancer(4) A study published the same year in Archives of Internal Medicine shows that women taking Prempro
or Premarin are also 21% more likely to develop kidney stones over (5) years.' A study published in the Lancet showed that Prempro
raises the number of lung cancer deaths.
Summary: Zoe Littlepage and Rainey Booth, two attorneys who sued Pfizer over Prempro
, a menopause drug, will reportedly get more than $21.8 million in legal fees.
Elimination of sampling by Wyeth, and now exclusion from drug formularies with the attendant exorbitant increases in cost have, in addition to the absence of a defense by researchers or manufacturers, discouraged continuing use of this valuable medication, even among those in whom the safety and benefits of Premarin and Prempro
have been established over years of experience and scores of studies.
She has been lead trial counsel for cases involving Prempro
, Rezulin, Fen/Phen and other prescription medications.
In addition to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and breast cancer, combination estrogen-progestin therapy (such as Prempro
) has also been linked to the formation of blood clots.
But the study's adverse effects were seen in women who had not had hysterectomies and who were taking a specific treatment drug, Prempro
"Hormone products containing estrogen that are not bioidentical, such as Prempro
, are made with mares' urine."
Ray reports that he has received financial support from Pfizer, was a paid expert witness in a lawsuit by the state of Texas against Merck, and is a paid expert in an insurance company action against the maker of Prempro
Wyeth is upset about a recent PLoS Medicine article by Adriane Fugh-Berman describing how it used ghostwritten journal articles to promote Prempro
, its hormone replacement therapy.
His associates reported ties to Procter & Gamble, Wyeth Laboratories (maker of Prempro
used in the WHI), Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Meditrina Pharmaceuticals Inc., Merck & Co., Boehringer Ingelheim, and Organon, as well as serving as legal consultants regarding hormone therapy