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Health products

Troubles with tampons

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Joanne Fairhart Houlden
Edition: 
vol 2, No. 1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1980
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses dangers of tampon use; under researched and lack of information available from companies; chemicals, toxic shock syndrome; government inaction; alternatives to tampons.


 

 

Registering the impact of breast implants

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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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.

Buying medical devices over the Internet

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Health Canada
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the risks of buying medical devices online, and suggests step to take to minimize the risk and protect your health.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0662438779
Notes: 
Series: It's Your Health

Emergency contraception in Canada: moving from prescription to non-prescription status

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines Health Canada's consultation to change the status of the emergency contraception drug, more commonly known as the Morning After pill and marketed in Canada as Plan B, to non-prescription status. States the CWHN's position.

Health Products and Food Branch

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
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English
Français
Services Provided: 
Policy development

Works to take an integrated approach to the management of the risks and benefits to health related to health products and food by: minimizing health risk factors to Canadians while maximizing the safety provided by the regulatory system for health products and food; and, promoting conditions that enable Canadians to make healthy choices and providing information so that they can make informed decisions about their health.

Email Address: 
hpfb-dgpsa@hc-sc.gc.ca

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral

Forms an organization that provides unbiased, reliable information about health technologies, focusing on evaluations of clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness.

Primary Telephone: 
613-226-2553
Email Address: 
publications@cadth.ca
Fax Number: 
613-226-5392
Street Address: 
600-865 Carling Ave
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1S 5S8

Therapeutic Goods Association

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Governmental Body
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English

Provides a national framework for the regulation of therapeutic goods in Australia and ensure their quality, safety and efficacy.

Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
tga-information-officer@health.gov.au
Street Address: 
PO Box 100
City: 
Woden ACT
Postal/ZIP Code: 
2606

Women's health protection

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Harriet Simand
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses how many safety regulations governing what types of drugs and medical devices can be sold in Canada provide a backdrop to many key concerns raised by women's health groups.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039

A fresh start: final report of the ONHP Transition Team

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Office of Natural Health Products Transition Team
Publisher: 
Health Canada, Natural Health Products Directorate
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents the recommendations of the Office of Natural Health Products Transition Team on the administrative and regulatory framework for the regulation of natural health products.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
HEAS.T73 2000

Building together: phase II in developing a proposed regulatory framework for natural health products

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Natural Health Products Directorate
Publisher: 
Health Canada, Natural Health Products Directorate
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reports on the open consultation meetings on the proposed regulatory system that will provide for natural health product labelling and licensing, site licensing, good manufacturing practices, and reporting on adverse events, as well as on a proposed approach for regulating vitamins and minerals.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ALTH.N38 2001
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