Did you - or would you - continue to take prescription medications during pregnancy? Or, did you - would you - suffer through pregnancy without your medication because of the possibility of complications to your unborn child? According to the FDA, an end to all of the prescriptions and pregnancy-safety unknowns could be in sight.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced plans to study the safety of medications taken during pregnancy with an eye toward using the data in future regulations and medical practice. Dubbed the Medication Exposure in Pregnancy Risk Evaluation Program (MEPREP) it’s a partnership between the FDA and researchers at the HMO Research Network Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics (CERT), Kaiser Permanente’s multiple research centers and Vanderbilt University.