Cancer linked to menopause drug in new report

From the Toronto Star

By: Mary Ormsby, Feature reporter, Published on Mon Aug 11 2014

Rose Scarff, 70, of Hamilton is part of a class action lawsuit alleging hormone replacement therapy drugs caused her breast cancer.

Rose Scarff, 70, of Hamilton is part of a class action lawsuit alleging hormone replacement therapy drugs caused her breast cancer.

Popular menopause drugs made in part from estrogen found in the urine of pregnant horses have caused breast cancer in thousands of Canadian women, according to allegations in a new report by the Canadian Cancer Society’s top epidemiologist.

“The body of evidence to date overwhelmingly points to a causal connection between the use of Premplus and the development of invasive breast cancer in women,” the society’s Prithwish De wrote in a report to be filed in a Canadian class-action lawsuit against drug manufacturer Wyeth Canada, now owned by Pfizer.

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2 comments

  1. Lin Month · ·

    The hormones made from horse pee definitely cause cancer (they should have known this would be an unholy thing to be doing). Take the plant-based estrogen — it’s not the offender.

  2. Mary Croft · ·

    What can you expect from a drug produced by harming an animal….

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