SWHR Letter in Support of PRGLAC Task Force

Policy Engagement

Published 7/24/19

In a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, SWHR expressed its concerns about the future status of the Task Force on Research Specific to Pregnant Women and Lactating Women (PRGLAC), a federal advisory committee whose ongoing work is essential to address the lack of evidence available on safe and effective therapies for pregnant and lactating women.

The Administration’s Executive Order on Evaluating and Improving the Utility of Federal Advisory Committees will require elimination at least one-third of the Federal Advisory Committees advising HHS. In its letter, SWHR urges HHS Secretary Alex Azar to preserve the PRGLAC Task Force so it may continue to develop implementation strategies that support its recent recommendations for expanding knowledge about safe, functional therapies for pregnant and breastfeeding women.