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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
Medications and mothers' milk
Provides a review of medications and their use in lactating women. Acts as a reference for physicians, nurses, lactation consultatns, and other healthcare workers.
Published: 2000
Medicines and breastfeeding (Tigrinya)  
http://www.rwh.org.au/emplibrary/wellwomens/MedBreast_tigrinia.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 Tigrinya. (See Details)
Published: 2002
The history of medications for women
Provides an illustrated history of medications for women in all the great cultures and civilizations, from ancient times to the present.
Published: 2000
Ilaclar ve emzirme  
http://www.rwh.org.au/emplibrary/wellwomens/MedBreast_turkish.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 Turkish. (See Details)
Published: 2002
The expectant mother's guide to prescription and nonprescription drugs, vitamins, home remedies, and herbal products
Offers information regarding prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, supplements, and home remedies for pregnant and nursing women.
Published: 2001
Medicines and breastfeeding (Vietnamese)  
http://www.rwh.org.au/emplibrary/wellwomens/MedBreast_vietnamese.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 Vietnamese. (See Details)
Published: 2002
A hard pill to swallow  
http://www.cbc.ca/consumers/market/files/health/diane/index.html#
Examines the health risks associated with Diane-35, a drug to treat severe acne, yet marketed as a bill control pill. (See Details)
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