Prempro and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Lawsuits. Prempro is a popular hormone pill used by millions of women. Unfortunately, researchers have linked use of the pill to an increased the risk of breast cancer, heart attack, stroke, and blood clots in the lungs. The study creates a serious dilemma for millions of women on what to do concerning Menopause. Changes including hot flashes, osteoporosis are treated by using hormone replacement therapy (HRT) products including Prempro.
In July 2002, the Journal of the American Medical Association reported a study linking Prempro to "increased risks for cardiovascular disease and invasive breast cancer," indicating that "there were more harmful than beneficial outcomes in the estrogen plus progestin group vs. the placebo group."
During a study of the long-term health benefits of hormone replacement therapy conducted by The National Institute of Health part of the "Women's Health Initiative," researchers concluded that the product had serious risks and halted the study. The study focused on Prempro.
The Women's Health Initiative study investigating a specific range of positive and adverse outcomes associated with the use of combination (estrogens coupled with progestins) hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which utilized the Wyeth drug product Prempro, The study involving Prempro lasted 5.2 years, but because statistical data gathered by the study indicated that there were increased risks of invasive breast cancer, researchers concluded the risks of Prempro risks exceeding benefits of HRT therapy.
Wyeth has annual sales of around $800 million for Prempro.
Prempro side effects linked by recent studies
* Increased breast cancer
* Increased heart attack
* Increased stroke
* Increased blood clots (pulmonary embolism)
Lawsuits have already been filed against Wyeth-Ayerst alleging that its hormone replacement therapy (HRT) drug Prempro, has caused serious injury or death as a result of increased incidence of breast cancer, heart attack, stroke and pulmonary embolism.
If you or a loved one have experienced negative side effects such as stroke, heart attack or been diagnosed with breast cancer you believe may be related to Prempro fill out the form here to get a free case assessment.