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FDA Office of Women's Health Update Archive



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The Office of Women's Health e-Update highlights women's health initiatives, meetings, and regulatory safety information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The e-Update is disseminated via email to the public.

Current Issue: June 2016

Message from the Director

In January, OWH launched our new Diverse Women in Clinical Trials Initiative with a social media rally and Women in Clinical Trials Thunderclap. With your support, we reached millions of people across the country, spreading awareness about the importance of diverse women participating in clinical trials. As we continue to promote clinical trial diversity, I encourage you to support FDA Office of Minority Health’s #ClinicaTrialsChampion Thunderclap and show your support for increased diversity in clinical trials. 
OWH continues to connect women to FDA safety and health information. In this eUpdate, we have included links to educational resources on topics such as heart health, HIV and clinical trials. Please share this update with your networks and encourage women to look to FDA for women’s health information. 
Marsha Henderson - Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health

FDA Women’s Health Highlights

Women in Clinical Trials: Make a Difference

Women can make a difference in the safety and effectiveness of future medical products by participating in clinical trials. Women of all ages, racial and ethnic groups, and women with disabilities or chronic health conditions should think about being in a clinical trial.
Spread the word about the importance of clinical trial participation with these FDA resources.

Aspirin-Containing Antacid Medicines Can Cause Bleeding

The next time you reach for an over-the-counter (OTC) product to treat your upset stomach or heartburn, consider whether you should use one of the many antacids that don’t have aspirin. Aspirin-containing medicines to treat heartburn, sour stomach, acid indigestion, or upset stomach can cause stomach or intestinal bleeding, especially in some people.


June 27th is National HIV Testing Day

Spread the word about the importance of HIV testing. Use these resources to teach the women in your community the facts about HIV testing, prevention, and treatment.

Tips to Prevent Heart Disease

More women die from heart disease than from any other cause. FDA gives tips to help women take action and prevent problems. Resources from FDA can help women of all ages learn how to use FDA-approved drugs and devices safely to prevent and treat heart disease.

FDA Meetings

June 20, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
FDA White Oak Campus, Silver Spring, MD
June 23, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
FDA White Oak Campus, Silver Spring, MD

OWH Conference Exhibits

Mental Health America- June 8-10, Alexandria, VA
American Diabetes Association- June 10-14, New Orleans, LA
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) - June 21-26, San Antonio, TX
Teratology Society - June 25-29, San Antonio, TX
Develop Innovate Advance (DIA) Annual Meeting - June 25-30, San Antonio, TX
Essence Festival - June 30-July 3, New Orleans, LA


Contact FDA

Food and Drug Administration Office of Women's Health

10903 New Hampshire Avenue


Silver Spring, MD 20993

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