FDA has released a list of nominations to its “Demonstrably Difficult to
Compound” (DDC) list, which is supposed to identify drugs that cannot safely be
compounded because of their complexity. Included on this list are certain kinds
of safe, bioidentical hormones such as progesterone (including progesterone
with estradiol), human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), testosterone. If these are
banned, drug companies would then have a government-enforced monopoly—even
though the pharmaceutical versions or their alternative products are often
substandard or even dangerous.
pharmacists say these are not difficult to compound and are not dangerous. Yet
bioidentical hormones were nominated by three doctors. All three of them deal
with bioidentical hormones in their practices, and at least two of them
prescribe them to their patients. Why then would they feel these are in any way
“difficult to compound”? When we contacted both doctors’ offices to ask why
they made these nominations, neither office returned our calls. Do they really
think they have some special knowledge of how difficult these drugs are to
compound, despite their own prescribing history? Or are they now doing the
bidding of Big Pharma for some reason?
Write to these doctors and urge them to rescind
their nominations to protect patient access to important treatments.
personalize and add your own comments if you have time!
Please Rescind Your Compounding List Nomination!
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]