About Us

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 News

FDA knew of design flaw in scope linked to UCLA superbug - LA Times, February 19, 2015. A commonly used medical scope may be too flawed to be safely sterilized. Is FDA to blame? Continue reading
Candidate to Lead FDA Has Close Ties to Big Pharma - Time, February 19, 2015. Time Magazine asks us why close ties to industry is a problem for a new FDA Commissioner Continue reading
Letter to the Editor: “Keep the Medical Device Tax” - The New York Times, February 13, 2015. Our letter explains why device companies are thriving and the tax helps millions of Americans stay healthy Continue reading

What You Need To Know

Congress is up to something and only you can stop them!  

If you think Americans deserve good health care and successful companies should pay taxes, click here. Why do we need the medical device tax? Click here.

Some Contraceptives Are Safer Than Others 

If you or a loved one have been harmed by a birth control pill or implant, click here.

Patient Advocacy Workshop

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.

"Evidence for New Medical Products: Implications for Patients and Health Policy"

See a video of our groundbreaking conference with Harvard and AAAS here.

Is that Screening Necessary? Physician Experts Say Maybe Not

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.

Read our testimony to the FDA about an antidepressant and an epilepsy drug for the treatment of hot flashes.

What You Need to Know About YAZ Birth Control

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. For updates on what we've been up to at the NRC, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.