Big drug companies want Bioidentical Hormone market for themselves!

Action Alert! If they’re successful, the price of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy could go through the roof. And you may not be able to get the therapy in the right form any longer. In 2014, TherapeuticsMD, a drug company specializing in women’s healthcare, was granted two new patents for the company’s combination bioidentical-estradiol-and-progesterone drug. The […]

Congress pushes back against FDA's attempt to squash Compounding Pharmacies

Last year, the Drug Quality and Security Act, or DQSA, sponsored by Big Drug Companies, gave the FDA increased authority over compounding pharmacies, and the agency has responded by trying to regulate them out of existence. The new legislation passed by Congress in the December 2015 Omnibus Bill will temporarily help to save Estriol and […]

Saving Access to Bio-Identical Hormones & other Compounded Medications

The patients of Naturopathic Physicians derive tremendous benefit from safely compounded medications that are made available or administered to them in the physician’s office (known as “office use”).  Nutritional, herbal, homeopathic and Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement medications are compounded to meet unique patient needs. These medications are not available from large pharmaceutical manufacturers that do not […]

Good News for your Bioidentical Hormones

On October 20th, 2014, I told you about new legislation that has placed onerous new restrictions on Compounding Pharmacies. Compounding Pharmacies can no longer sell Bio-Identical Hormones in bulk to doctors office’s. Each formulation must be prescribed individually for a specific patient Each compounded medication must be made individually by hand for each patient Supplies […]

Rising Costs / Limited Supply of Compounded Medications

Sadly, the Drug Quality and Security Act is a deviously misnamed attempt by big drug companies to put its competition out of business. It became law on November 27, 2013, after being signed by President Obama. Unfortunately, it seems Congress, influenced by big pharmacy’s big lobbying dollars, wanted to make the appearance of repremanding the FDA for […]

Don’t Empower the FDA to Take Away Your Access to Compounded Medications

Action Alert! Help us stop deceptive new legislation sponsored by Big Pharma. On April 26, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) released draft legislation that would “clarify” the FDA’s ability to regulate both compounding pharmacies and the compounded medications themselves. It’s our understanding that the draft bill was written with the specific intent of […]