Facebook Pixel

Hormone Group Protests Crackdown - Ad Campaign Calls Scrutiny of Custom Menopause Drugs Excessive

Rate This

By Sandra G. Boodman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, February 12, 2008; Page HE01

Stung by a crackdown on unproven claims about the safety and effectiveness of medications made by pharmacies to treat menopause, supporters of the drugs have launched a lobbying campaign aimed at the Food and Drug Administration.

Last week the HOME (Hands Off My Estrogens!) Coalition, a group based in tiny Edinburg, Va., placed a full-page ad in five newspapers, including USA Today and the Wall Street Journal, accusing regulators of being hostile to "natural" hormonal medicines made according to a doctor's prescription by a compounding pharmacy.

The ads urge women and their physicians to e-mail the White House and members of Congress asking them to protect patients' access to medications they claim are "bio-identical" to those found in the body.


Add a CommentComments

There are no comments yet. Be the first one and get the conversation started!

Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy



Get Email Updates

Menopause Guide

HERWriter Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!