Consumer health rights

Consumer health rights

Dalkon: shielded by the Law

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Ann Pappert
Edition: 
Vol 7, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses how IUD manufacturers use legal maneuvers to avoid negligence payments. Indicate the challenges faced by women who are seeking justice. 

 


DES Action Canada

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Advocacy

Identifies, educates, supports, and advocates for people exposed to the drug DES (diethylstilbestrol), which was prescribed to some pregnant women between 1941 and 1971. Works to prevent similar public health problems, particularly in the field of reproductive health care. Web site includes information and advice for mothers who took DES, their daughters, and their sons.

Primary Telephone: 
514-482-3204
Email Address: 
desact@web.net
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800-482-1337
Street Address: 
107-5890 Monkland Ave
City: 
Montreal
Province: 
Québec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
H4A 1G2

PharmaWatch Canada

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

Works to highlight and validate consumer experiences and heighten consumer involvement in adverse drug reaction reporting. Aims to facilitate networking among individual patients/consumers and advocacy groups who share our concerns about the lack of adequate post-market monitoring by the pharmaceutical industry and Health Canada. Also aims to raise public awareness about the role of consumers/patients in reporting their own adverse drug reactions - or those experienced by their children, a spouse, a brother or sister, or a parent. Teaches people how to report an ADR, how to encourage others to report, and what role ADR reporting has played or can play to help ensure the medicine we take is right for us.

Primary Telephone: 
(604) 687-6613
Email Address: 
pharmawatch@pharmawatch.net
Street Address: 
Ste. 511 - 207 West Hastings Street
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6B 1H7

German Federal Congress of Development Action Groups

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
German
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Community education/development
Advocacy

Encourages rational use of drugs. Advocates against irresponsible business practices of multinational pharamaceutical companies, focussing on Germany and various Third World countries. Cooperates with doctors and pharmacists, consumer organisations, students and a network of 200 Third World groups in Germany. Collaborates with groups in more than 70 countries through participation in network of Health Action International (HAI).

Primary Telephone: 
01 (49) 0521 6 05 50
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@bukopharma.de
Fax Number: 
01 (49) 0521 6 37 89
Street Address: 
August-Bebel-Straße 62
City: 
Bielefeld
Postal/ZIP Code: 
D-33602
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Multiple URL found: "http://www.bukopharma.de and http://www.bukopharma.de/English/english.htm"

Safety last: the failure of the consumer health protection system in Canada

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Nicholas Regush
Publisher: 
Key Porter Books Ltd.
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Explodes the comfortable myth that government agencies protect the health and safety of Canadians by stringently reviewing new medical and pharmaceutical products.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1550134620
PHAR.R44 1993

Consumer Health Organization of Canada

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Alternative care
Street Address: 
412-1220 Sheppard Ave E
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M2K 2S5
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