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Pharmaceuticals manufacturing: what do we know about the occupational health and safety hazards for women working in the industry?   
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/pdf/Pharmaceutical%20Manufacturing-%20Health%20%20Safety%20_2_.pdf

Describes how pharmaceuticals are developed and produced, and what is known about the associated hazards. Includes an overview of health and safety laws in Canada and elsewhere, as well as some examples of relevant best practices. Concludes with a series of recommendations. Abridged version of “Occupational health and safety hazards in pharmaceuticals manufacturing: Past, present and future knowledge, policies and possibilities, particularly for women,” written by Dorothy Wigmore for Women and Health Protection.

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Published: March 2009
Evidence for Caution: Women and Statin Use  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/pdf/statinsEvidenceCaution.pdf

Discusses a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins and the risks to women.

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Published: June 2007
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