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Factors associated with women's medication use  
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/4/S1/S29

Looks at the extent that social roles and other risk factors are associated with medication use (prescription and over-the-counter use). (From Women's Health Surveillence Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women)

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Published: 2004
What people need to know about psychiatric drugs

Reviews the major categories of psychiatric drugs, the commons uses of these drugs and the problems that can result from taking them, including dependency and addiction.

Published: 2005
Drugs in pregnancy  
http://www.motherisk.org/drugs/index.php3
Lists Motherisk's published studies on a wide variety of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and their potential uses and/or risks during pregnancy. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Medicines and breastfeeding  
http://www.rwh.org.au/womensinfo/factsheets.cfm?doc_id=5854
Provides general advice to mothers who are breastfeeding and taking medication and discusses the potential risks in passing harmful drugs onto a baby through breast milk. (See Details)
Published: 2002
No life without pills?: the medicalisation of daily life
Examines problems of pharmaceuticals and their overuse in Germany, defined as the problem of medicalisation. Compares and contrasts effects in some Third World southern countries. Encourages consumer awareness and skepticism.
Published: 2002
Medicines and breastfeeding (Arabic)  
http://www.rwh.org.au/emplibrary/wellwomens/MedBreast_arabic.pdf
Provides general advice to mothers who are breastfeeding and taking medication and discusses the potential risks in passing harmful drugs onto a baby through breast milk, in Arabic. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Gender, AIDS and ARV therapies: ensuring women gain equitable access to drugs within U.S. funded treatment initiatives  
http://www.genderhealth.org/pubs/TreatmentAccessFeb2004.pdf
Identifies necessary elements to consider when deciding who should receive the very limited AIDS and antiretroviral (ARV) treatment programs promised to developing countries by the US. Suggests that in order to ensure social equity, US government should provide access to marginalized and vulnerable communities particularly girls and women. Provides a list of guidelines for population selection and program implementation. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Medicines and breastfeeding (Chinese)  
http://www.rwh.org.au/emplibrary/wellwomens/MedBreast_chinese.pdf
Provides general advice to mothers who are breastfeeding and taking medication and discusses the potential risks in passing harmful drugs onto a baby through breast milk, in Chinese. (See Details)
Published: 2002
The effects of grapefruit and it’s juice on certain drugs  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iyh-vsv/food-aliment/grapefruit-pamplemousse_e.html
Describes the hazards of eating grapefruits or drinking grapefruit juice when taking particular medications. Lists potential conditions that may require medications that should not be mixed with grapefruit. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Lijekovi i dojenje  
http://www.rwh.org.au/emplibrary/wellwomens/MedBreast_croatian.pdf
Provides general advice to mothers who are breastfeeding and taking medication and discusses the potential risks in passing harmful drugs onto a baby through breast milk, in Serbo-Croatian. (See Details)
Published: 2002