Posts Tagged "hormone replacement therapy"

Hormone Replacement Therapy Boosts Breast Cancer Risk, Study Confirms

Posted on Sep 2, 2010 in Cancer, Cardiovascular Health

by Jimmy Downs Hormone replacement therapy based on either estrogen-alone or estrogen-plus progestin, which is commonly prescribed to women to ease menopause symptoms, increases risk of breast cancer, particularly hormone-receptor positive malignancies, a new study confirmed. The study in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention also showed that hormone replacement therapy raised higher risk of breast cancer in women with a healthy body mass index than those with a BMI over 30. Tanmai Saxena from the University of Southern California and colleagues followed almost 3,000...

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Wyeth paid ghostwriters to pen journal articles on hormone replacement therapy

Posted on Aug 16, 2009 in Health & Wellness

August 6, 2009 – 9:59am ET | By Anne ZiegerIn a practice that is proving to be sadly common, it appears that drugmaker Wyeth paid ghostwriters to prepare dozens of articles on hormone replacement therapy that were published in journals under physicians’ names, according to reports appearing in The New York Times. This practice, in which drug companies pump up their reputation by paying for journal coverage favorable to them, has been under investigation for some time by various regulatory bodies, and Sen. Chuck Grassley asked Wyeth about the practice in December. Wyeth’s...

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