Wyeth Pharmaceutical lies in study
It was reported in major newspapers 12/12/08 that Wyeth the pharmaceutical company that makes Prempro hired ghostwriters to produce medical journal articles that were favorable to synthetic hormone replacement therapy.
Here is an excerpt from the article published in the New York Times:
"The letters, sent electronically Friday by Senator Charles E. Grassley, ask Wyeth and DesignWrite, a medical writing firm, to disclose payments related to the preparation of journal articles and the activities of doctors who were recruited to put their names on them for publication.
“Any attempt to manipulate the scientific literature, that can in turn mislead doctors to prescribe drugs that may not work and/or cause harm to their patients, is very troubling,” Mr. Grassley, an Iowa Republican, wrote Friday to Wyeth’s chairman and chief executive, Bernard J. Poussot. One article was published as an “Editors’ Choice” feature in May 2003 in The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, more than a year after a big federal study called the Women’s Health Initiative linked Wyeth’s Prempro, a combination of estrogen and progestin, to breast cancer. The May 2003 article said there was “no definitive evidence” that progestins cause breast cancer and added that hormone users had a better chance of surviving cancer.”
As many of you know I have been warning women since 1989 to stop using Synthetic Hormones and especially since many studies were showing an increase risk of breast cancer way back in 1994 and 1995!!!!
Many of you watched “Doctor to Doctor” on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and listened to me on various Radio Shows across the country and heeded my advice.
It doesn’t make me happy to be “right” in the light of this new evidence when I think of the women who died of breast cancer from using synthetic hormones. I grieve for their families who lost a love one unnecessarily.
Helen Pensanti, M.D