Bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT) refers to man-made hormones that are the same as the hormones the body makes. This term is often used to mean medications that are tailor-made by a pharmacist for a specific patient from a doctor’s order. These products usually contain a mix of different hormones. Despite what they claim, there is no proof that BHRT products are better or safer than drugs approved by the FDA. Also, many insurance and prescription programs (including the Miami VA) do not pay for these drugs because they are not FDA-approved.