Health protection

Health protection

Same tune, different lyrics: the Vioxx story

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Illustrates the flaws in the Canadian drug approval and drug regulatory processes, using the current Vioxx scandal as example.

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ISSN 14800039

Significant bone loss associated with Depo-Provera use is sadly no surprise; we call for action to make sure this doesn't happen

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the debate surrounding Depo-Provera's approval for contraception use in 1997 when women's groups had already highlighted it's impact on bone mineral density.

Depo-Provera approved: lessons for the future

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Author: 
Sari Tudiver
Publisher: 
Women's Health Clinic
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the approval of Depo-Provera by Health Canada for use as a contraceptive. Raises concerns about the regulatory process, the lack of long-term research, and the need for guidelines and protocols.

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Canadian Coalition on Depo-Provera letter to The Honorable Benoit Bouchard, National Minister of Health and Welfare

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English
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Author: 
Madeline Boscoe
Sari Tudiver
Publisher: 
Canadian Coalition on Depo-Provera
Publication Date: 
1991

Discusses the Coalition's concerns about the possible impending approval of depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depo-Provera) as an injectable contraceptive.

Drug regulatory failure in Canada: the case of Diane-35

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Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Barbara Mintzes
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Criticizes federal prescription drug regulation using Diane-35 (cyproterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol) as an example.

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ISBN 097331172X
WHP HEAP.M56 2004
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Includes bibliographical references.

Evra and the environment

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Online
Author: 
Suzanne Elston
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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.

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Brief to the Office of Legislative Renewal from Women and Health Protection

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Online
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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.

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Includes bibliographical references.

International Food Information Council Foundation

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Spanish
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Policy development

Collects and disseminates science-based information on food safety and nutritution to health and nutrition professionals, educators, journalists, government officials and consumers.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
202-296-6540
Email Address: 
foodinfo@ific.org
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Fax Number: 
202-296-6547
Street Address: 
430-1100 Connecticut Ave NW
City: 
Washington
Province: 
District of Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20036

Women's cycles up for sale: neo-medicalization and women's reproductive health

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Abby Lippman
Women and Health Protection
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines the medicalization of women's reproductive functions, including treating normal health cycles as problems or illnesses.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039

Direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising: Health Canada's proposals for legislative change

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Health Coalition
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses proposed changes to the Food & Drugs Act, reviews the main evidence on effects of DTC advertising in the US and New Zealand, and concludes with recommendations.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
PHAR.C36 2004
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Includes bibliographical references.
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