Estriol and other compounded bioidentical hormones have been nominated to the FDA’s Demonstrably Difficult to Compound List. Items that appear on the list when it is final will no longer be able to be made at compounding pharmacies. This is a way of banning estriol, in particular, something the FDA attempted to do in 2007 and then backed down on until now.
Estriol , the safest form of estrogen, is only made at compounding pharmacies. Since there is no FDA-approved estriol drug, consumers would completely lose access to this critical hormone if the FDA goes through with a ban. Many integrative doctors insist on estriol in their hormone protocols and prefer compounded bioidentical hormones to synthetic or animal-derived hormones for their superior safety profile and the ability to tailor medicines to a patient’s individual needs.
The attack on estriol and other compounded bioidentical hormones is just part of a concerted campaign by federal agencies against natural medicines like supplements and homeopathic medications. We must fight back.
ANH is fighting for the 2.5 million women who rely on compounded bioidentical hormones to stay healthy. Sign our petition seeking to reform a healthcare system that harms women and blocks access to natural treatments.