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  • Recently, Congress passed the Drug Quality and Security Act.
  • This law may allow FDA to regulate interstate compounded medications.
  • Your prescription could be affected if it is filled in a state other than your own.
  • The FDA is restricting you from necessary compounded medications if you don't live in the same state as the pharmacy you have chosen.

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Adrenal Estrogens: Are we missing something?

Written by Carol Petersen, RPh, CNP - Women's International Pharmacy

Dr. Al Plechner, veterinarian, has authored books about the importance of cortisol produced by the adrenal glands in preventing allergies, autoimmunity, and cancer.   Citing Dr. William McK Jefferies classic book, "Safe Uses of Cortisone," Dr. Plechner stresses that low cortisol production by the body due to stress, lack of exercise, poor nutrition and other factors contributes to the same conditions in humans as it does in animals.

Low levels of cortisol in the body cause the pituitary gland in the brain to produce more and more ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) in an attempt to stimulate the adrenal glands to make more cortisol. However, when the adrenal glands are fatigued and unable to produce more cortisol, the continuous stimulation of the adrenal glands by ACTH causes them to produce estrogens and androgens (like DHEA) instead. 


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The Wonders of Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

Written by Kathy Lynch, PharmD - Women's International Pharmacy


The late Dr. Bernard Bihari discovered and developed the therapeutic use of LDN in the mid-1980s while practicing Internal Medicine in New York City. He was treating drug addicts with a new drug, Naltrexone, which blocked the heroin "high". Unfortunately, 50 milligrams daily had unpleasant side effects. When his addicts started dying from AIDS, he began to search for a drug that would help them.

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Dr Bihari knew that endorphins, small neurochemicals produced by the body, had pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory properties. Dr Bihari and his colleagues hired a lab scientist to measure patient endorphin levels. He discovered that his HIV patients had sub-normal endorphin levels. His team determined  that LDN doses ranging from 1.75 to 4.5 milligrams increased endorphin levels by two to three hundred percent. By blocking the body's endorphin receptors, LDN caused an overproduction of endorphins.


Dr Bihari then started a small foundation to study the use of LDN in HIV patients.  After one  year, he discovered that the patients who took LDN had an eight percent death rate while patients taking placebo had a thirty-three percent death rate.   He and his colleagues went on to treat hundreds of patients with LDN. 


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In This Issue
Your access to compounded medications is once again at risk
Adrenal Estrogens: Are we missing something?
The Wonders of Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

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