Search Resources (English): Prophylactic drug therapy

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Hormone therapy: health protection lessons from the Women's Health Initiative  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol3no2EN.pdf

Examines the results of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study regarding hormone replacement therapy.

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Published: 2003
Public health vs. chemoprevention  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol2no2EN.pdf

Discusses chemoprevention experiments, which test potent drugs to prevent disease, and the risks, particularly for Canadian women, of these experiments.

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Published: 2001
Preventing disease: are pills the answer?  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/pills_prevent.html
Discusses the different roles of public health and medicine. Argues that the boundaries between the two are blurring with the popularity of chemoprevention. (See Details)
Published: 2002
"Miracle pills" for disease prevention an alarming trend, researcher finds  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39549
Reports on a study that calls on the federal government to tighten regulations on drugs being tested and prescribed to prevent disease. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Pills for "prevention" vs. the precautionary principle  
http://www.bcaction.org/Pages/LearnAboutUs/PillsForPrevention.html
Examines how the precautionary principle focuses on the fundamental changes in public policy that will ultimately be necessary to achieve true cancer prevention. (See Details)
Published: 2002
At risk: public health approach to disease prevention  
http://www.web.net/~desact/anglais/public/atrisk.htm
Discusses the public health approach to disease prevention, which aims to protect populations of people who are well, using broad, low-risk, and inexpensive measures. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Hormone replacement therapy, the "magic bullet" ricochets  
http://sisyphe.org/article.php3?id_article=688
Discusses the results from the Women's Health Initiative Study (WHI) on hormone replacement therapy. Urges for less emphasis on pills for healthy people as prevention tools and more emphasis on healthy living strategies. (See Details)
Published: 2003
HIV prophylaxis after sexual assault  
http://www.cma.ca/multimedia/CMA/Content_Images/Inside_cma/WhatWePublish/LeadershipSeries/English/pg32WH.pdf
Looks at a pilot project in Ontario that provided postexposure prophylaxis for HIV. Discusses issues surrounding this practice and makes recommendations for family physicians. (See Details)
Published: 2006