Recent controversies of drugs granted accelerated approval have raised important questions about the evidence needed to determine whether the benefits outweigh the risks in the short-term or the long-term, and what can be done to improve the pathway.Read More »
Products with Health Risks
NCHR urges FDA to require more diversity in trials to improve accuracy of pulse ox devices
December 2, 2022: NCHR testified at an FDA meeting that there is strong evidence that commonly-used pulse oximeters are less reliable for patients with pigmented skin. The FDA’s current guidelines do not require product labeling to address the impact of skin pigmentation on pulse oximetry. While labeling is important to alert users to possible inaccuracies, it does not diminish the importance of developing devices that are effective for everyone.Read More »
NCHR Letter to Members of the Board of the Los Gatos Union School District on Artificial Turf and Playgrounds
April 18, 2022: NCHR Letter to Superintendent Paul Johnson and Members of the Board of the Los Gatos Union School District regarding the health risks posed by artificial turf and playground surfaces.Read More »
What Are Phthalates and How Do They Affect Your Health?
Phthalates are synthetic chemicals used to make plastics flexible and to make products smell good. This article will explain some of the harm caused by phthalates as well as how to reduce your exposure to them.Read More »
What Are PFAS Chemicals and Why Are They Dangerous?
This article will explain where PFAS chemicals are found, why they are harmful, and how you can reduce your exposure to them.Read More »