Challenging Dangerous Drug and Devices
Women face health risks because of unsafe drugs, medical devices and medical treatments and also because of the unnecessary use of products and treatments that may be safe when used appropriately. This campaign protects women from those risks by challenging dangerous drugs and devices, by working to ensure that women have complete and accurate information about the health products and services that are marketed to them, and by strengthening the public protections against such threats.
- keeping dangerous and ineffective weight-loss products off the market and stopping misleading marketing campaigns that promise unproven health benefits for these products
- urging the FDA to change the label of osteoporosis drugs and tell clinicians that these drugs are no longer recommended for healthy women who want to prevent bone fractures
- pushing back against renewed efforts to promote unproven claims about the benefits of hormone therapy at menopause and pushing for investment in research to develop safer treatments for hot flashes
- strengthening the public protections that keep unsafe and ineffective products off the market
- NWHN’s statement in support of a bill to protect women from the serious, even life-threatening, health problems caused by dangerous medical devices.
- The NWHN explains why women who are struggling with incontinence and frequent urination need the FDA to set higher standards.