Tell Congress: Protect Bioidentical Hormones

Tell Congress: Protect Bioidentical Hormones

Overview
The FDA has accepted nominations to its "Difficult to Compound" (DDC) list, which is supposed to identify drugs that cannot safely be compounded because of their complexity. Included on this list are certain kinds of safe, bioidentical hormones such as progesterone (including progesterone with estradiol) and estriol. This is extremely disconcerting. Compounding pharmacists say these bioidentical hormones are not difficult to compound and are not dangerous. A review of the clinical literature concluded that bioidentical hormones are associated with lower risks, including the risk of breast cancer and cardiovascular disease, and are more effective than synthetic or animal-derived hormones. Compounded hormones are used by millions of women to manage menopause or fertility changes. Pharmacies can make hormone medications that are tailored to a patient's individual needs, as determined by a doctor. Compounded bioidentical hormones have been used safely for decades; there is no reason for the FDA or its Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee (PCAC) to eliminate consumer access to these medications--particularly estriol, for which there is no commercially available drug.
Target
FDA, Congress
Goal
Write to Congress and the FDA, telling them to protect patient access to compounded bioidentical hormones.
Category
Federal Overreach
Created
Created by Michael Sikora on June 25, 2019.

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135
    • Anonymous on June 27, 2019
    • Terry Cadwallader on June 27, 2019
    • Sandi Russ on June 27, 2019
    • Sandi Russ on June 27, 2019
    • Sandi Russ on June 27, 2019
    • Anonymous on June 27, 2019
    • Anonymous on June 27, 2019
    • Jackie Stolfi on June 28, 2019
    • Ian Salter on June 30, 2019
    • My wife relies on bioidentical hormones and will be greatly impacted by this proposed change.
    • Penny Watson on July 02, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 02, 2019
    • The FDA has accepted nominations to its "Difficult to Compound" (DDC) list, which is supposed to identify drugs that cannot safely be compounded because of their complexity. Included on this list are certain kinds of safe, bioidentical hormones such as progesterone (including progesterone with estradiol) and estriol. This is extremely disconcerting. Compounding pharmacists say these bioidentical hormones are not difficult to compound and are not dangerous. A review of the clinical literature concluded that bioidentical hormones are associated w
    • Valerie Bonnett on July 03, 2019
    • I am a medical doctor and use bioidentical hormones with my patients. They have rapid improvement of quality of life, and stay healthier longer than those who do not use these hormones.
    • Enza Hibler on July 03, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 03, 2019
    • Nicole DeGroot on July 03, 2019
    • Bioidentical hormones have made my life livable again. Without them I would still be a walking zombie and not the mom my kids need.
    • Daniela Barry on July 03, 2019
    • I cannot get my period without bioidentical progesterone. Please reconsider your stance on this.
    • Anonymous on July 03, 2019
    • Karan Stocker on July 03, 2019
    • My health has improved almost back to normal once I started using compounded bioidentical hormones. Please be more concerned about what we the people want to be healthy and need by the way. I have been using the compounded bioidentical homrones for several years now, there are NO safety concerns. What scares me more are synthetic drugs, that have mutliple side effects and we don't know what is really in them. You need to protect my right to receive the right medications and not be protecting what big Pharmaceutical companies want.
    • Anonymous on July 03, 2019
    • I’d like there to be more alternative options, and this is a good way to do that.
    • Anonymous on July 03, 2019
    • Tammy Pinto on July 03, 2019
    • carolyne shapiro on July 03, 2019
    • cBHRT is taken by over 1 million women and it works for all of us - we take this combination for a reason -- many of us for over 20 years - to take it away would be taking away our choice for one to do how it is that feels best for us and to also really help to send us back to a horrible quality of life -- if you whoever is reading this please -- if you have another, wife, grandmother, sister or daughter of friend who is on estriol and also estradiol and it is working - please think carefully in re. QUALITY OF LIFEnMATTERS!!!
    • Nancy Miller on July 03, 2019
    • Cathy Carlson on July 03, 2019
    • I use bio identical hormones and they have improved my health tremendously. Please protect patient access to these very important hormones to improve our lives. Thank you.
    • Anonymous on July 03, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 03, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 04, 2019
    • Sandy Rundall on July 04, 2019
    • Sherry Luedtke on July 04, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 04, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 04, 2019
    • Denise Kastner on July 05, 2019
    • mike Kastner on July 05, 2019
    • Barbara Burnett on July 05, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 08, 2019
    • Lauren Gothro on July 08, 2019
    • Kim Bibeau on July 08, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 08, 2019
    • Jeri Krankel on July 08, 2019
    • We, the people, are sick and tired of the laws taking away our choices. We are SUPPOSED to be a free country, but people with power want to do what is best for their pockets and not what is best for the people. STOP TAKING AWAY OUR CHOICES!!
    • Mia Davenport on July 08, 2019
    • Bioidentical is the only type I can take!! Protect it please!
    • Jennifer Harrison on July 08, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 08, 2019
    • Carey Miholics on July 08, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 08, 2019
    • Michelle Gutierrez on July 08, 2019
    • We need more HORMONE SPECIALISTS. I am up and alive with compouded progesterone, I need progesterone to function. My male Dr. advised me that I did not need my ovaries. We need to educate everyone about hormone function.
    • Anonymous on July 08, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 08, 2019
    • michelle posey on July 08, 2019
    • Too many women rely on these! You can argue with their positive results!
    • Holly Thomas on July 08, 2019
    • Need bio identical hormones due to hysterectomy and no ovaries. Must have.
    • Rebekah Vos on July 08, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 08, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 08, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 08, 2019
    • Having a TAH and BSO at 2, now being 29 I cannot survive without my bioidentical estrogen and having it made unavailable would make my life unlivable and suicide would become a real option... I have already experienced the effects of low E on synthetic estrogen and it was a really dark time in my life, filled with pain and days I did not get out of bed. It's bad enough I had to fight with Medicare to get them to cover my hormones as I am disabled. The thought of losing them I cannot express.
    • Heather Summers on July 08, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 08, 2019
    • Amy Dando on July 08, 2019
    • Margaret Cannon on July 08, 2019
    • Countless women depend on bioidentical hormones to manage their health. Taking away their access to these very important drugs is cruel and unethical. This must not be allowed to happen!
    • Jennifer Peters on July 08, 2019
    • Melissa Sinni on July 08, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 08, 2019
    • These meds are safe and necessary. Since meds in pill form are allowed variance in production, compounded meds deserve the same understanding
    • Lana Knezevic on July 08, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 08, 2019
    • Lillian Hornsby on July 09, 2019
    • Robert Rogers on July 09, 2019
    • Protect patient access to compounded bioidentical hormones ,now not later! Congress do The right thing, help the people who are suffering and deserve the improvement in the quality of their lives! Give them a chance to be healthy and happy!
    • Kacey Newell on July 09, 2019
    • Melissa Hoof on July 09, 2019
    • Rebecca Haber on July 09, 2019
    • maya mercer on July 09, 2019
    • maya mercer on July 09, 2019
    • Olga Perez on July 09, 2019
    • Kim Poaletti on July 09, 2019
    • Valesska Downes on July 09, 2019
    • Carla Spalding on July 09, 2019
    • Finally Compounded Bioidentical Hormones are available for men and women in dire need of treatment! The history of people withering away mentally, physically and emotionally is a tragedy, it is painful to know of the suffering and loss of quality of life of so many due to life cycle hormonal changes. Incredible compounding Pharmacists are finally working with physicians to make it possible for patients to finally be able to restore health and joy in their lives! Congress and FDA... please support this need??! Life restoring treatments!!
    • Florentina Jacques on July 09, 2019
    • Please protect my access to bioidentical hormones. It literally saved my life. I was a 50 year old woman with blood work of an 80 year old. Working with a Compounding Pharmacist has regulated my hormones to the healthy levels to keep me healthy. Thank you for your time.
    • Diane Bruske on July 09, 2019
    • I wouldn't be alive today without my compounded hormones. They have improved the quality of my life for more than ten years, and without them, I would no longer want to live. Symptoms vary from debilitating sleep issues to mental confusion and brain fog, lack of energy and body pain. I know that my compounded Estradiol and Progesterone are keeping me alive. You must protect our bioidentical hormones! Millions of women and men are counting on you!
    • Holli Griffis on July 09, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 09, 2019
    • Bio identical hormone replacement has changed my life. It would be a shame for this to be taken away from people who have spent years of suffering without them.
    • Jennifer Wilson on July 09, 2019
    • Georgette Rocheleau on July 09, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 09, 2019
    • Patricia Bonezzi on July 09, 2019
    • I was in a horrible place until my doctor connected me with a pharmacy to take bioidentical hormones. They gave me back my health AND my will to live.
    • Cassie Campbell on July 09, 2019
    • Dennis Campbell on July 09, 2019
    • Do you know how many women that greatly benefit from bioidentical and compounded hormones? You would be doing women who need this treatment a great disservice.
    • Winkie Browning Cohen on July 09, 2019
    • Having bioidentical Hormones approved is so very important for women's health. Thank you
    • Don-Ellen Ray on July 09, 2019
    • Bioidentical hormones have helped me significantly for years with NO dire effects. My quality of life would be substantially reduced without them. Please do not eliminate consumer’s access to these most helpful compounds.
    • Kim Leduc on July 09, 2019
    • Elizabeth Nosser on July 09, 2019
    • I’m on bio identical hormones and it’s saved my life This is unacceptable and “we the people “ will NOT accept it Starting with Congress We will not vote for supporters of this Get ready
    • Anonymous on July 09, 2019
    • I have used bioidentical hormones for years and never felt better.
    • Nancy Benet on July 09, 2019
    • Carol Skinner on July 09, 2019
    • We need to protect and keep our compounded bioidentical hormones. They are much safer and do a better job than regular prescriptions!
    • Anonymous on July 09, 2019
    • These medication helps menopausal women.
    • Maria Larrea Rowell on July 09, 2019
    • Linda Midkiff on July 09, 2019
    • Maria Canal on July 09, 2019
    • I’ve been in bioidentical hormones and compounded medications for many years. I could never go back to the synthetic alternatives.
    • Judith Bissell on July 09, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 09, 2019
    • Kimberly Schlossberg on July 09, 2019
    • This has made such a difference in my life! I feel better, sex is great again! I have no side effects! I have been on them for 4 years at least! No night sweats or hot flashes!! No cancer!!
    • Anonymous on July 09, 2019
    • Please don't take away my access to the only hormone medication that has given my quality of life back. It was prescribed by my OBGYN physician and has tremendously helped my menopausal changes when other medications have only made matters worse for me. Compounded bioidentical hormones have been used safely for decades; there is no reason for the FDA or the Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee (PCAC) to eliminate consumer access to these medications--particularly estriol, for which there is no commercially available drug.
    • Anonymous on July 09, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 09, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 09, 2019
    • Wtf. Stop fucking up stuff!
    • Debbie Hudson on July 09, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 09, 2019
    • I have been using this estrodial with progesterone compound for several years. Please remove this from the list of Difficult to Compound List. No side effects.
    • Anonymous on July 09, 2019
    • Anna Nguyen on July 09, 2019
    • Tenille Davis on July 09, 2019
    • Amy Brieske on July 10, 2019
    • Jamie Ta on July 10, 2019
    • Bio—identical hormones are safer then any commercially available product, most of which are synthetic. Handling hormones needs special safety measures which are in place.
    • Anonymous on July 10, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 10, 2019
    • Michelle Fuentes on July 10, 2019
    • John Sowinski on July 10, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 10, 2019
    • I use these each and every day!!! If they aren't available, patients will be forced to take synthetic hormones. Please don't let that happen.
    • Anonymous on July 10, 2019
    • Lisa Quiled on July 10, 2019
    • Robert Stewart on July 10, 2019
    • jean martin guy on July 10, 2019
    • STAY OUT OF MY MEDICINE !!!!!7
    • Jillian Johnson on July 10, 2019
    • Jennifer Cox on July 10, 2019
    • Deb Sieracki on July 10, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 11, 2019
    • Christine Rendell on July 11, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 11, 2019
    • Thaibinh Nguyen on July 11, 2019
    • Hormone therapy has helped my menopausal symptoms
    • Christine Hansen on July 11, 2019
    • I am in surgical menopause which is not the same as natural menopause and much harder to find the right hormone balance that helps to even feel slightly normal. Many women depend on these compounded bio identical hormones for quality of life, heart, bone and brain protection. Ending the availability of bio identical hormones could be a death sentence for many women.
    • Anonymous on July 11, 2019
    • Bioidentical hormones are a crutial part of my health! Without them, it would be very difficult for me to function or sleep. Please continue to allow me to have access to them!!
    • Anonymous on July 11, 2019
    • Do not remove a pharmacologic option that has been used safely and effectively for many years. This is a choice between a patient and a provider. Not the government.
    • Bob Ostrander on July 11, 2019
    • Limited scientific data to support the position that bio identical hormone replacement therapy is dangerous. Millions of patients with improved quality of life as a result of using Bio identical hormone replacement therapy!
    • Paula Beougher on July 11, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 11, 2019
    • Connie Mills on July 12, 2019
    • I want the choice to use the bio identical hormones as prescribed by my physician. It helps me feel better, it helps my heart, my bone loss, my hair loss after chemo., etc.
    • Connie Mills on July 12, 2019
    • I want the choice to use the bio identical hormones as prescribed by my physician. It helps me feel better, it helps my heart, my bone loss, my hair loss after chemo., etc.
    • Anonymous on July 14, 2019
    • Valerie McLea on July 15, 2019
    • Cant happen. Realy affect a great deal of women. Negatively when it comes to their health and qualith of life.
    • Anonymous on July 16, 2019
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