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Full circle: drugs, the environment and our health  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/fullCircle.html
Looks at the environmental contamination of rivers and lakes by chemical products from a public health perspective. Argues that the most health-promoting, cost-effective strategy for everyone is prevention. (See Details)
Published: 2004
SSRI antidepressants: their place in women's lives  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/ssri.html
Explores SSRI use in women and its effects. Also looks at alternatives to SSRIs. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Strategies for public consultation and citizen access at the Therapeutic Product Programme, Health Protection Branch  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/pub-consult.html
Proposes recommendations in response to national public consultations held in 1998-99, to address proposed changes to federal health protection legislation. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Health concerns for Diane-35: drug advertised widely to teens and doctors in Canada despite health warnings  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39511
Discusses the health concerns for Diane-35, a combination product advertised as a birth control pill and acne medication. Looks at how this drug is advertised to both physicians and consumers. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Transparency and the drug approval process at Health Canada  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/transparency.html
Argues that the federal government is protecting drug companies instead of the public by keeping information about the drug approval process secret. Examines the impact of this on women's health. (See Details)
Published: 2005
The marketing of fear  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/afr_mrktng.html
Examines the tactics of pharmaceutical companies, especially direct-to-consumer advertising. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Evra and the environment  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/evra.html
Explains, by using the Evra patch as an example, how the drug approval process does not take drug disposal into account. Lists ways to prevent unused or expired medications from entering the ecosystem. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Pharmaceuticals in our water: a new threat to public health?  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/pharmWater.html
Summarizes what is known about pharmaceutical and personal care products and their impact on water pollution. Describes what can be done to reverse the threat these products pose to the population's health and to the environment. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Widespread use of SSRI antidepressants drives soaring health care costs in Canada/What are SSRI antidepressants?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39462
Questions the science behind SSRI antidepressants and their real-world effectiveness. Examines why so many SSRIs are prescribed to women, as well as safety concerns and alternative treatment options. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Drug company funding dominates non-profit organizations, report finds  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39464
Provides highlights of a Women and Health Protection report that describes the ways in which drug companies provide funding for health advocacy groups. (See Details)
Published: 2006