Decline in Prempro Linked to More Deaths

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

In 2002, a Women’s Health Initiative Study funded by the National Institutes of Health showed a strong link between Prempro and an increased risk of stroke, heart disease, breast cancer, and blood clots. Prempro is a combination medication of estrogen and progesterone that was often prescribed for managing menopause symptoms. However, post the 2002 study, […]

Pfizer Ordered to Pay Punitive Damages in Prempro Lawsuit

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

In a lawsuit filed by a Connecticut woman who got breast cancer after using Prempro, manufacturer Pfizer has been ordered to pay around $1.8 million in punitive damages. The U.S. district judge Janet Bond Arterton ruled that Pfizer has to pay the woman, Margaret Fraser, over her claims that Prempro caused her cancer. Prempro is […]

Prempro Manufacturer Pays 400K in Lawsuit Settlement

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Pfizer, the company that manufacturers Prempro, will give Connecticut State more $491,000 as part of a national settlement over the illegal marketing of one of its other drugs, Rapamune. The company has major research labs in the state and inherited the charge after it acquired Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, which was originally sued. The acquisition cost $67 […]

Prempro and Other Hormonal Medicines do not Harm Brain

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

A recent study suggests that hormone therapy using medicines like Prempro does not have a harmful effect on young post-menopausal women, especially on their cognitive function. The study also showed that it did not have any positive effect on the brain. The results of this study contrasts an earlier one where women who were 65 […]

Prempro Batches Recalled for Quality Reasons

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Pfizer, the manufacturer of menopause relief medication Prempro, recently recalled several batches due to quality issues. The company also recalled Norpace and Cleocin Phosphate. The former is a medicine for heart rhythm disorder treatment and the latter is an antibiotic. The voluntary recall was done on five batches of Prempro after scheduled tests on the […]