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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
Multiple medication use among seniors  
http://www.statcan.ca/english/indepth/82-003/archive/1998/hrar1998009004s0a01.pdf
Examines the prevalence of medication use among Canadian seniors. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Alcohol and older women  
http://www.womenfdn.org/Resources/info/pdfs/older%20women.pdf
Explores the connections between ageing and alcohol. Offers tips to overcoming some of the barriers to getting help that older women may face. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Cancer drug warrants healthy skepticism   
http://www.commonground.ca/iss/0510171/cg171_cancerdrug.shtml
Looks at Herceptin, a new breast cancer drug, and debunks some of the myths surrounding this 'wonder drug.' (See Details)
Published: 2005
Proper use and disposal of medication  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iyh-vsv/med/disposal-defaire_e.html
Discusses the evidence that improper disposal of prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs and other health products may have a harmful effect on the environment. Recommends steps to take to dispose of medications safely. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Don't swallow everything you hear about women's health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/cwhn/swallow.html
Discusses women and medications. (See Details)
Published: 2006
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