While limited in scope, a new meta-analysis of patient outcomes reveals that compounded hormones provide real benefits to patients and also find that compounded hormones pose no increased risk compared to FDA-approved products.
As part of its commission, NASEM was to review the body of patient-outcome studies for compounded hormones. NASEM chose to ignore that data, instead selecting only 13 studies to include in its report, mostly featuring hormones that are not among the most commonly prescribed. (Studies that matched their predetermined outcome?)
This report, published in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society, is exactly the kind of unbiased research that NASEM should have done but didn't.
Compounded bioidentical hormones (cBHT) are an essential medical therapy for millions of women and men who suffer the debilitating effects of hormone imbalance. For them, compounded hormones aren't an alternative to manufactured hormones, they are the only available option.
The FDA has indicated that it will strongly consider a debunked 2020 report of compounded hormones by the National Academics of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) when deciding if it will restrict compounded hormones. The report is neither a complete nor accurate representation of compounded hormones and is tainted by bias, conflicts of interest and bad science.
To remove this vital therapy is a potential health crisis for millions of people. Congress has oversight authority of the FDA. We need to stand up and make our voices heard in the halls of Capitol Hill. Today! Take a moment and tell us your story, reach out to your representatives, reach our to your doctor and help us protect compounded hormones.
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Too many physicians are unaware that compounded hormones may soon no longer be an option for their patients.
Reach out to your doctor today; talk to them about the crisis we face. Share this site and ask that they join our cause. Have them contact their representatives. After all, only you and your doctor should be deciding the best option to treat your hormone imbalance.
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"I started taking compounded hormones 15 years ago post hysterectomy (ovaries intact), when my estrogen levels were essentially depleted. I should have the choice of taking a compounded hormone as opposed to synthetic hormones."
When the FDA signaled that it might severely restrict access to compounded hormones, we launched a campaign to raise awareness among patients, doctors and, especially, members of Congress.
When you contribute to this campaign — you are protecting access to this life-changing therapy for millions of patients.