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The Worst New Drug of 2014 - The FDA has already made a decision that could potentially harm thousands of patients. The agency approved a new diabetes medication that doesn’t noticeably improve health but may in fact cause cancer. Continue reading
What You Need To Know
We mourn the passing of 2013 Foremother Lindy Boggs, a champion of women’s rights and civil rights Find out more about our inspiring 2013 Foremothers and Health Policy Heroes here
Twenty-five major medical groups made recommendations about the kinds of screening and tests you DON’T need. Why pay for tests that won’t help and might even hurt? To learn what they say about certain popular tests, check out this article
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.
YAZ, Yasmin, Beyaz, and other drospirenone hormonal birth control pills have been found to put women at an increased risk for serious blood clots. However, the FDA has not taken the pills off the market or demanded a black box warning. To learn the full story, read our article
. For more information about all birth control methods, check out our overview.
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