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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
Evra and the environment  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/evra.html
Explains, by using the Evra patch as an example, how the drug approval process does not take drug disposal into account. Lists ways to prevent unused or expired medications from entering the ecosystem. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Illegal direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising in Canada, 1999 to 2001: when drug companies skirt the law and the gove
Follows a campaign and complaint process regarding direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs.
Published: 2002
SSRI antidepressants: their place in women's lives  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/ssri.html
Explores SSRI use in women and its effects. Also looks at alternatives to SSRIs. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Pregnancy and mental health: a review of popular pregnancy information sources   
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/pdf/Pregnancy%20%20Mental%20Health.pdf

Examines the information available to the Canadian public through popular pregnancy information sources to assess gaps in information available and determine the extent, if any, of the difference between public information and medical literature on this topic.

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Published: March 2009
Reflections on Depo Provera: Contributions to Improving Drug Regulation in Canada  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/pdf/reflectionsOnDepoProvera.pdf

Examines the ongoing story of Depo Provera, including: its regulatory history; how it has been and continues to be used, and; what is known about its safety profile.

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Published: October 2007
Drugs, devices and women's health: advocating for protection   
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/pdf/Looking%20Back%20presentations/Rochon%20Ford%20-%20Drugs,%20Devices%20and%20Women%27s%20Health.pdf

Powerpoint presentation on some of the work of Women and Health Protection, including research into the effects of Direct-to-Consumer Advertising (DTCA) of prescrption drugs, the CanWest Charter Challenge, a public forum on silicone gel breast implants, and women and statins.

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Published: March 2009