For decades, women have taken prescription drugs Prempro & Premarin (often called hormone replacement therapy or HRT) to reduce the symptoms of menopause. The dramatic drop in the levels of estrogen and progesterone associated with menopause may result in physical and mental changes a woman, including symptoms such as mood swings, hot flashes, loss of bone density, depression, your ability, night sweats, and forgetfulness. These changes may range from a minor inconvenience for someone into severe and disabling changes in other women.
Since 1994, Wyeth and Pfizer manufactured and vigorously promoted their menopausal hormone therapy products using a variety of marketing messages that emphasize the use of these medications long-term. Through marketing and advertising efforts, the manufacturers were able to convince doctors and patients that menopause was not the natural process of aging, but rather a disease in need of drug treatment.
However, studies now show long-term use of the drugs Prempro and Permarin during therapy increases the risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, stroke and heart attack. If you or a loved one has suffered any of these conditions after hormone replacement therapy, call our team of hormone replacement lawyers to discuss your case.