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

Are 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 reading
Will 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
FDA: Manufacturer never had permission to sell device connected to superbug deaths - CNN, March 3, 2015. Why did the FDA approve a medical device that can’t be cleaned? Continue reading
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

Upcoming Events

Join us for our first annual Stop Cancer Now Lap-a-Thon at Tuscarora H.S. in Leesburg, VA on April 12 at 11 am! Here are the details!

Our annual Foremothers Luncheon will be held on May 8 this year. Find out how to reserve your ticket here. Please join us! To see last year’s Foremothers Luncheon, click here.

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.

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