Wyeth, Premarin, TV commercial warning
Lately I've noticed a very professional medical sounding commercial basically just touting a website to get more info about menopause. At first, I guess because it just seemed to be pushing - get more information - I thought it was a government or general Medical Association commercial. Then I noticed that for a very short blip of a second a fade in of the corporation Wyeth's logo appears and fades out in the lower right hand corner.
So basically WYETH, a huge pharmaceutical company is luring women into its website so it can tell woman they need to use Hormone Replacement drugs - preferably I'm sure theirs. Called Premarin.
Premarin, the active ingrediant of which is pregnant horse Mare's urine. In order to get that urine there are very large "Mare's Urine" collection farms with tons of pregnant mare's in stalls. Hooked up to rubber cups night and day. They have to stay pregnant to have the estrogen in the urine. So there is an ongoing crop of colts. Mare's no long able to tolerate the conditions and the colts usually go to slaughter etc. etc. Huge huge money making business.