The Endocrine Society issued a “scientific statement” advising rank and file physicians to cease and desist prescribing compounded bioidentical hormones to the tune of one billion dollars a year.(1-2)
That’s a lot of compounding, and no doubt a big bite out of Big Pharma’s bottom line, I have a better idea, let’s change the name of the Endocrine Society to the Endocrine Nonsense Society. If we were to follow the Endocrine society’s proclamation to its logical conclusion, we would be forced to close down all hospital pharmacies, since they are compounding pharmacies. Nope, I don’t think so. Compounding is here to stay.
In most of these Endocrine Society Decrees, subservience to the pharmaceutical industry agenda is more opaque. This one is blatantly obvious and reminiscent of a scene in a Woody Allen movie, Bananas. The new Dictator’s first proclamation is “all subjects are to wear their underwear on the outside”. Oh well, Just another day for George Orwell’s “Ministry of Health and Truth”. America, it’s a Great Country..(3) See video below:
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Links and References
2) Santoro, Nanette, et al. “Compounded Bioidentical Hormones in Endocrinology Practice: An Endocrine Society Scientific Statement.” The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 101.4 (2016): 1318-1343. Nanette Santoro, Glenn D. Braunstein, Cherie L. Butts, Kathryn A. Martin, Michael McDermott, and JoAnn V. Pinkerton
3) Oh Jolly. Guess What the Endocrine Society Has Spouted This Time?
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