A landmark report says pregnant and lactating women should be included in clinical trials. It’s unclear what the chances are that DHHS will agree with the recommendations in the report, but either way, says Ruth Faden, founder of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, “the very existence of the report is huge.”

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There’s very little research on whether medications are safe and effective in pregnant and lactating women, but an expert panel has ideas for how to close that information gap — and it’s calling on the federal government to take action in a new report that could stir change

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In Fresno County, drug use is about two times the state average. Pregnancy can be a crucial time for women to seek help for addiction—but it can also cost them their children

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From the Mayo Clinic to Harvard, sources don’t always get the facts right about preeclampsia. Reached by ProPublica, some are making needed corrections

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Ethical questions often emerge when treating patients’ pain with opioids or treating them for substance-use disorder—questions that do not arise in other parts of practice

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A Family in Transition

June 18, 2018

Two fathers and the baby girl they never expected.

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Vulnerable groups, such as children, prisoners and people with limited mental capacity, are usually excluded from drug trials. And, until quite recently, it was considered unethical to test drugs on pregnant women, too… But the tide is turning

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The answer to the disparity in death rates has everything to do with the lived experience of being a black woman in America

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