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Patient advocates from across the country joined us for a day of training to learn more about the FDA process and how patients can have their voices heard.
See a video of our groundbreaking conference with Harvard and AAAS here.
25 major medical groups recommended which medical tests you DON’T need. Why pay for tests that might even hurt you?
FDA asks if an antidepressant and an epilepsy drug should be taken to reduce hot flashes. We say no.
YAZ, Yasmin, Beyaz, and other drospirenone hormonal birth control pills have been found to put women at an increased risk for serious blood clots. Read why. Or read about all your birth control options.