Originally published March 3 2008
Send a Real Message to Wyeth About Their Attack on Natural Hormones
by Virginia Hopkins
(NaturalNews) In the last issue of the Virginia Hopkins Health Watch Will Wyeth Bully You Out of Your Estriol? (http://www.virginiahopkinstestkits.com/vol4issue1.html) , I wrote about the drug company Wyeth using the FDA to attack pharmacies that offer natural hormones. I promised I'd let you know if any group called for a specific petition to elected representatives asking the FDA to leave our natural hormones - and specifically estriol - alone. Once again P2C2, an advocacy group for compounding pharmacies, has provided an easy-to-use online petition:
Oppose Wyeth & FDA Actions to Limit BHRT Access
I'm not wild about the copy on their petition, so all the better if you express your opinion in your own words. Assure your elected representative that this issue really matters to you.
Choose Another Brand of Cold Medicine
I've been contemplating what it will take to get Wyeth to back off. While it's important to let your elected representatives know your opinion, the amount of money this mega-corporation hands out to politicians may outrank citizen protest. Because didn't we just do this last spring? They're back at it again.
What corporations care about most is profits and stock prices. How about a boycott of Wyeth products? They have almost 80 products, and many of us are probably using at least one. What if we examine their list of Wyeth Products (http://www.wyeth.com/products) , and then next time we're shopping for a pain reliever (e.g. Advil) or a cold medicine (e.g. Robitussin) or anything else pharmaceutical, choose another brand (I recommend that you avoid pharmaceutical drugs whenever possible). They also make a lot of pet medication products.
Now I have a quite a few readers, but it's not a drop in the bucket compared to the millions of products Wyeth sells every month. But what if you send this to three people, and they send it to three people and so forth? I believe strongly in the power of grass roots movements, and with the power of the internet, we can send a powerful message.
Keep it natural, Virginia Hopkins (http://www.virginiahopkinstestkits.com/)
Virginia Hopkins Health Watch (http://www.virginiahopkinshealthwatch.com)
About the author
Virginia Hopkins is a best-selling author and co-author of books about women's hormones, nutrition, prescription drugs and more, including What Your Dr. May Not Tell You About Menopause with Dr. John Lee, and Prescription Alternatives.
Virginia is currently editor of the Virginia Hopkins Health Watch newsletter, at http://www.virginiahopkinstestkits.com/hopkinshealth.html
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