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progesterone (PROMETRIUM)

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  • Hormone Replacement Therapy [hide all summaries]
    In 1991, the Health Research Group published the Women’s Health Alert. The largest chapter in the book was on hormone replacement therapy (HRT). By then, the evidence was clear that these drugs caused breast cancer, and very serious doubts had been raised about their ability to protect against heart disease. The first sentence in this chapter began: Female replacement hormones may someday be remembered as the most recklessly prescribed and dangerous drugs of this century.

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  • Beware: Bioidentical Hormones [hide all summaries]
    (September 2010)
    Many women are using so-called bioidentical hormones, "natural" and implicitly safer versions of prescription drugs such as Premarin, because the latter drugs have been found to cause breast cancer, heart disease and many other serious health problems. The article discusses the fact that these products can be expected to have the same serious adverse effects that con­ventional preparations have and that they have the added disadvantage of not being regulated and thereby having unpredictable amounts of ingredients.
  • Serious Safety Concerns With Unapproved Pharmacy-Compounded Topical Anesthetics and Other Drugs [hide all summaries]
    (February 2007)
    Some of the names used for these products are: Anesthetic Skin Lotion (containing lidocaine and prilocaine), Tetracaine in DMSO Gel (tetracaine and dimethyl sulfoxide) and Triple Kwick Anesthetic Gel (benzocaine, lidocaine and tetracaine), N*E*W* topical anesthetic (lidocaine, prilocaine and tetracaine), Kwick Anesthetic Gel (benzocaine, lidocaine, tetracaine and dimethyl sulfoxide), Lidocaine and Tetracaine Demi Gel and Anesthetic Skin Gel 3+ (lidocaine, prilocaine and tetracaine). The article explains the risks of each.

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