NICHD Publications and Resources
- The NICHD supports several research networks for pharmacology, which include:
- International Maternal-Pediatric-Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trial Network
- Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network
- The Obstetrics-Fetal Pharmacology Research Unit Network
- Contraceptive Clinical Trials Network
- Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act Program
- Specialized Centers in Research in Pediatric Developmental Pharmacology
- Pediatric Trials Network
- The Obstetric-Fetal Pharmacology Research Unit Network
Supported by the Obstetric and Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics Branch, this network provides expertise for clinical trials of medication to treat several conditions in pregnancy, such as gestational diabetes, severe nausea, high blood pressure, and preterm labor.
- Read the Council Report, 2008 (PDF - 302 KB)
- NICHD Director’s Podcast on drug safety for children and pregnant women
In the March 2013 NICHD Research Perspectives, NICHD Director Alan E. Guttmacher, M.D., talks with Dr. Perdita Taylor-Zapata and Dr. Zhaoxia Ren, medical officers in the institute’s Obstetric and Pediatric Pharmacology Branch, which supports many projects to ensure the safety and efficacy of pharmaceuticals used for infants, children, and pregnant women.
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The FDA is the federal agency responsible for approving and labeling medications for general use.
- NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
This office provides a fact sheet for professionals with detailed information about vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplements.
- National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
The NCCAM provides information on dietary supplements, including safety information, clinical practice guidelines, and continuing education resources.
- National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS)
NCATS is catalyzing the generation of innovative methods and technologies to enhance the development, testing, and implementation of diagnostics and therapeutics.
Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.