Health protection

Health protection

Bay Area Working Group on the Precautionary Principle

Text Size: Normal / Medium / Large
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

A diverse collaborative of organizations and individuals that promotes and implements precautionary action to protect health and the environment.  Works for fundamental changes in decision making that build healthier, more just, and sustainable communities, and serves as a resource and catalyst that works locally, regionally, and beyond to promote the precautionary principle through education and outreach, public mobilization, grassroots participation, and policy reform.

Email Address: 
info@takingprecaution.org

Myth: direct-to-consumer advertising is educational for patients

Text Size: Normal / Medium / Large
Resource Language: 
English
Translated Title: 
Mythe : la publicité s’adressant directement au consommateur permet d’informer le patient
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
Publication Date: 
September, 2007
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses and debunks the idea promoted by drug companies that direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs has health benefits for patients. Discusses the risks for patients being prescribed unnecessary drugs, and the astronomical costs that legalizing DTCA in Canada could entail.

Order Information: 
Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Drugs, devices and women's health: advocating for protection

Text Size: Normal / Medium / Large
Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
March 2009
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

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.

Available From: 
Order Information: 
Available online.

It is time for a national birthing strategy

Text Size: Normal / Medium / Large
Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Mike Haymes
Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada
Publisher: 
Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg

Discusses how Canada’s obstetrics and gynecology society is proposing a national birthing strategy to help address a shortage of maternity healthcare professionals – and a looming maternity care crisis.

Registering the impact of breast implants

Text Size: Normal / Medium / Large
Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Ann Pederson
Aleina Tweed
Publisher: 
BC Centre of Excellece for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Discusses the challenges of understanding the effects of breast implants and breast implant surgery. Proposes the establishment of a breast implant registry to collect information about this medical device and its use in Canada.

ISBN/ISSN: 
BCCEWH BREA.P43 2004
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Remembering Ruth Cooperstock: women and pharmaceuticals 20 years later

Text Size: Normal / Medium / Large
Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents the proceedings of a symposium that examined women and the pharmaceuticals industry. Includes presentations of the three panellists and a brief summary of each of the workshops.

Available From: 
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0973870141
WHP PHAR.R46 2005

Prevent Cancer Now

Text Size: Normal / Medium / Large
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Advocacy

Works to build and sustain a Canada-wide movement that will generate the resolve and the actions required to eliminate the preventable causes of cancer.

Primary Telephone: 
613-482-8124
Email Address: 
info@preventcancernow.ca
Street Address: 
99 Fifth Avenue, No. 138
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
On
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1P5P5
Country: 
Canada

Transparency and the drug approval process at Health Canada

Text Size: Normal / Medium / Large
Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Ann Silversides
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Argues that the federal government is protecting drug companies instead of the public by keeping information about the drug approval process secret. Examines the impact of this on women's health.

Available From: 
ISBN/ISSN: 
WHP PHAR.S55 2005
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Transparency and the drug approval process at Health Canada: policy brief

Text Size: Normal / Medium / Large
Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Women and Health Protection
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Argues that the lack of transparency in the drug approval process can lead to inappropriate, unnecessary and sometimes dangerous drug use, and it impedes the development of knowledge and appropriate decision-making.

Available From: 

The marketization of depression: the prescribing of SSRI antidepressants to women

Text Size: Normal / Medium / Large
Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Janet Currie
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Looks at the impact of SSRI use among Canadian women. Reviews what is currently known about the benefits and harms caused by SSRIs, as well as both the definition and incidence of depression in women.

Available From: 
ISBN/ISSN: 
WHP PHAR.C87 2005
ISBN 0973870109
Syndicate content