Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
At best, that information is about 10 years out of date. At worst, it's nothing more than hyperbole and hysteria.
The PMU industry has been heavily regulated for the last 10 years, and there are only a handful of farms still in existence. Of that handful who are actually producing to sell to the pharmaceutical industry, the mares are selectively bred to produce lovely, in demand foals.
The mares are NOT kept locked up in stalls until they foal, nor are the foals considered culls of the industry any longer. Selling a well bred foal to sport horse people has been a lucrative sideline way to make money for PMU farmers.
The people screeching about the horrible conditions are either lying, or they're basing their information on the farms who were once a part of the PMU industry, but are no longer licensed as such. Some of those farms have continued to produce crap foals and still claim they're in the PMU network.
It's a racket, pure and simple, and plays on the sympathies of those people whose only research on the subject has been through the AR websites.
I'm in full menopause right now, but take nothing for my symptoms. I'm one of the lucky ones, in that I'm not having a bad time. Some women aren't so lucky, and of those who aren't, many simply cannot take a synthetic substitute for Premarin. They have to take the actual product.
I don't know how old you are OP, but until you're actually experiencing menopause, you won't know how badly it's going to affect you. If mine was making me crazy, homicidal, and suicidal, you can bet I'd want anything that worked to bring me back as close to normal as possible.
Premarin is a necessary drug to help women, and the industry that produces that drug is not as it used to be.
You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!