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 reviewing safety of Essure birth control implant - June 25, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators are reviewing the safety of an implantable contraception device after receiving reports of unusual side effects from patients, including fatigue, depression and weight gain. The Food and Drug Administration says those problems have … Continue reading Hope for children’s rare drug approval process - USA Today, June 7, 2015. Advocates for children with rare diseases are watching closely a congressional effort to streamline the nation's drug approval process because the bill includes a provision that would extend a federal program that rewards companies making remedies for these young patients. Continue reading
Sign On To Our Letter To Congress
Congress is working on a law called 21st
Century Cures that would lower
the standards for new medical products.. Congress says it will benefit patients, but to be a “cure” a treatment should actually help patients, not just enrich stockholders.
If you want safe medications instead of expensive, ineffective ones, please add your name to this letter.
Our annual Awards Luncheon
was held on May 8 this year. See our photos here
and our press release here
. To see our previous honorees, click here
What You Need To Know
Find out about our #LetterstoAnnie
project. What killed Annie, a healthy young woman? How can you protect yourself or your daughter? Each week, we will unravel the mystery through letters from Annie’s mom to her daughter: www.letterstoannie.org
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?
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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