Manufacturing addiction: the over-prescription of benzodiazepines and sleeping pills to women in Canada

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Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Janet C. Currie
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Outlines the pharmacology of benzodiazepines, prescribing rates and practices in Canada. Examines the over-prescription of these medications to women, as well as the effects of withdrawal and recovery from addiction.

ISBN/ISSN: 
BCCEWH ADDI.C87 2003
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.