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Direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs: whatever the problem, you can always pop a pill  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol3no2EN.pdf

Examines the effects of direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) of pharmaceuticals.

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Published: 2003
Direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) of prescription drugs: not in the best interests of women's health  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/whp/policyWHP.pdf

Analyzes why the issue of DTCA in Canada is of particular concern for women’s health.

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Published: 2005
Drug regulatory failure in Canada: the case of Diane-35  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/diane35.html

Criticizes federal prescription drug regulation using Diane-35 (cyproterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol) as an example.

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Published: 2004
Direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising: when public health is no longer a priority  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/dtca_priority.html

Discusses the problems with direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs and the impacts that such illegal promotion can have on women, especially given the unnecessary medicalization women face. Provides information on Canada's Food and Drug Act that prohibits advertising of prescription drugs directed to the general public and looks at the new federal project, the Health Protection Act, which would introduce some form of direct-to-consumer advertising. (See Details)

Published: 2001
Direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/dtca.html

Outlines concerns about direct-to-consumer advertising, including lack of public regulation and targeting of already healthy populations.

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Published: 1999
Influence of direct to consumer pharmaceutical advertising and patients' requests on prescribing decisions: two site cross secti  
http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/324/7332/278
Examines the relation between direct to consumer advertising and patients' requests for prescriptions and the relation between patients' requests and prescribing decisions. (See Details)
Published: 2002
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
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
Remembering Ruth Cooperstock: women and pharmaceuticals 20 years later  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/pdf/coopProceedingsEN.pdf
Presents the proceedings of a symposium that examined women and the pharmaceuticals industry. Includes presentations of the three panellists and a brief summary of each of the workshops. (See Details)
Published: 2006
CanWest's Charter Challenge on prescription drug advertising: a citizen's guide  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/pdf/charter_challenge_en.pdf
Discusses the background to this legal case, the implications for Canadians, and what you can do. (See Details)
Published: 2006