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Marching to different drummers: health advocacy groups in Canada and funding from the pharmaceutical industry  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/pdf/corpFunding.pdf
Explores drug company funding of health and disease advocacy groups. Argues that it creates a conflict of interest that needs to be recognized and addressed. (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
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
Brief to the Office of Legislative Renewal from Women and Health Protection  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/brief-mar31.pdf
Provides a critique of Health Canada's Health and Safety First: A Proposal to Renew Federal Health Protection Legislation. Highlights Women and Health Protection's concerns and provides suggestions. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Improving access to emergency contraception  
http://www.cwhn.ca/PDF/ECbackgrounderEN.pdf
Examines how a lack of awareness about emergency contraception, the costs of obtaining it, and existing regulations unnecessarily restrict this access. (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
Gardasil: What you need to know about the HPV vaccine  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39434
Addresses the questions and concerns regarding the new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil. (See Details)
Published: 2007
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
Improving access to emergency contraception: must be affordable and easily available to all women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39487
Argues for access to emergency contraception without pharmacist intervention. (See Details)
Published: 2005
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