Pfizer consigns PMU horses to killing fields of AsiaSadly the relocation of the PMU industry to distant and less regulated countries will carry with it the legacy of deceit, exploitation of the innocent and ever-zealous hunger for profit at all costs. It is only a matter of time before Pfizer/Wyeth completes the transition… read more.
Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer: An Uncertain Trade-off (PDF) The available data dictate caution in the current approach to use of hormone therapy… read more.
Estrogen Plus Progestin and Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Postmenopausal Women (PDF) Use of estrogen plus progestin increases the incidence of breast cancer, and the cancers are more commonly node-positive… read more.
Breast Cancer: ‘Not a cookie-cutter business’ The results show the importance of controlled clinical trials and the need to not rely on more casual observational studies before millions of people take a medication… read more.
Will Pfizer-Wyeth merger cure PMU horse blues? In reading about the proposed merger — or buyout — of Wyeth by Pfizer, the horse advocate immediately wonders what impact it will have, if approved, on the PMU horse situation… read more.
Jury declares Wyeth’s HRT drug caused woman’s breast cancer Awards $1.5 million in damages… read more.
What is Premarin?
The hormone replacement therapy PREMARIN (PREgnant MARes urINe) and other products such as PremPro and PremPhase are taken by millions of women every day. With recent news that these drugs have been medically proven to cause cancer, blood clots, and other harmful medical conditions in women, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals has cut production of Premarin by 50%. Although in the long run this is good news, currently there are 20,000 stallions, mares and foals without homes. Some are being rescued by individuals, some by non-profit groups, but the majority are sent to slaughter for human consumption.
For those pregnant PMU mares who still have their jobs, their days of suffering are far from over. They live each day in cramped stalls too small to even lie down, they are denied free access to water, standing for up to six months in a “pee-line” with rubber collection cups hooked tightly around their urethra. Once they have their foals, they are immediately impregnated and brought back to the “pee-line”. The foals are sent to auction, ultimately to slaughter, since they are a “by-product” of the industry. When the mares are too old to bear any more foals, they are then sent to auction, and like the foals, sent to the slaughterhouse.