May 15, 2017
Mylan joins the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health in celebrating the 18th annual National Women’s Health Week. This year’s goal is to empower women to make their health a priority and to take steps to help improve their health.
As a global healthcare and leading generics company, Mylan helps women manage their health by being a leader in providing the medicines that address the health conditions women face most from cancer and hypothyroidism, to cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
National Women’s Health Week kicked off on Mother’s Day, May 14, and is celebrated through May 20, 2017.
HHS offers the following steps for women to improve their physical and mental health:
- Visit a doctor or nurse for a well-woman visit (checkup) and preventive screenings,
- Get active,
- Eat healthy,
- Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress, and
- Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking.
Take the first step! Join the National Women's Health Week celebration. Click here to take a quiz and learn what steps you can take for better health, and click here to find social media tools you can use to help get the word out.
Mylan’s Vast Portfolio of Medicines Helps Women Manage Their Unique Health Needs
Mylan has one of the industry’s broadest and most diverse portfolios that includes generic, brand-name and consumer healthcare products that span virtually every key therapeutic area. The breadth of our portfolio enables us to address the unique health needs American women face.
Did you know?
- An estimated 44 million women are affected by cardiovascular diseases.1
- One in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in her lifetime.2
- More than 13 million women, or about one in 10 women aged 20 and older, have diabetes.3
- One in eight women will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime.4
For each of these diseases and others, Mylan is a leader in making sure women have access to the medicine they need to make their health a priority.
Learn more about Mylan and Women’s Health.
“As a global healthcare and leading generics company, Mylan is focused on creating better health for a better world by making healthcare accessible to everyone. Bringing attention to women’s health is vital, given that diseases affect women very differently than men. What’s remarkable is that the public dialogue around the unique health needs of women has only just begun. It wasn’t until the past couple of decades that there was an acknowledgement by regulatory bodies, government agencies and the scientific community that women were not adequately enrolled in clinical trials. We are now scratching the surface on how the biological differences between men and women can have a meaningful impact on how diseases affect the two sexes. For example, heart disease is the leading cause of death among women, yet it is difficult for women to self-diagnose because symptoms may include those that aren’t as life-threatening as those traditionally seen in men.5
“This National Women’s Health Week we want women to know that we are committed to providing access to high quality medicines that address a range of health concerns highly prevalent among women, from cancer and hypothyroidism to cardiovascular disease and diabetes. We strive to continue to arm women with the information they need to make informed healthcare decisions and take control of their own health, while also bringing light to how healthcare can be optimized and customized for women.”
Mylan CEO Heather Bresch
- American Heart Association. “Heart Disease Statistics at a Glance.” https://www.goredforwomen.org/about-heart-disease/facts_about_heart_disease_in_women-sub-category/statistics-at-a-glance/.
- American Cancer Society. “Who gets cancer? https://www.cancer.org/treatment/understanding-your-diagnosis/after-diagnosis/who-gets-cancer.html
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. “Diabetes.” https://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/diabetes.html
- American Thyroid Association. “General Information.” http://www.thyroid.org/media-main/about-hypothyroidism/5/
- American Heart Association. “Heart Attack Symptoms in Women.” http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/WarningSignsofaHeartAttack/Heart-Attack-Symptoms-in-Women_UCM_436448_Article.jsp#.WRodoUXys1k