The National Center for Health Research is the new name for the National Research Center for Women & Families. We promote the health and safety of adults and children by using the latest research-based information to encourage new, more effective treatments, programs, and policies. To read more about us, check for job openings and more, click here.
In The NewsWhat Do Stakeholders Think Of FDA’s Latest Effort To Get Patients Timelier Access To Devices? - The FDA April 8 released two final guidance documents that will help provide timely patient access to high-quality, safe and effective medical devices for unmet medical needs…Not everyone is pleased with the guidance, however. Continue readingWomen share concerns about permanent birth control device with FDA - WJLA-TV (ABC NEWS), April 2, 2015. NCHR president Dr. Zuckerman accompanied women harmed by Essure permanent birth control to meet with FDA officials. They told FDA that women in terrible pain from Essure got no help from their doctors and then were dumped from the company’s clinical trials. This made the study results look better so that Essure would be approved. Continue readingEssure Permanent Contraception Device: Not so Permanent and Many Side Effects - Accurate information about how well Essure works and its long-term safety are essential so that women who do not want more children can make an informed choice regarding their contraceptive options. Continue readingAre We Asking the Wrong Questions about Campus Sexual Assault? - Rodale.com, March 10, 2015. This year, 173 people in the U.S. came down with the measles, and that is being treated as an epidemic requiring urgent action. Surely, campus rape deserves at least as much public health attention. Continue readingWill 20th Century Patient Safeguards be Reversed in the 21st Century? - The BMJ, March 25, 2015. Our new commentary warns of potentially deadly consequences of new legislation to speed the drug approval process while weakening the standards for safety and efficacy. Continue reading
Join us for our first annual Stop Cancer Now Lap-a-Thon at Tuscarora H.S. in Leesburg, VA on April 26th at 11 am! Here are the details!
What You Need To Know
If you think Americans deserve good health care and successful companies should pay taxes, click here. For an infographic about the medical device tax, click here. Is there evidence that the device tax is hurting jobs and innovation? Click here. What about your state?
If you or a loved one have been harmed by a birth control pill or implant, click here.
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.