Medication use

Medication use

Elderly and able?

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Ella Haley
Ann Hauprich
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Vol 9, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores the health problems of growing older. Discusses mental health and aging. Challenges for elders without community support. 

Medication use among senior Canadians

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English
Translated Title: 
Consommation de médicaments chez les Canadiens âgés
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Online
Author: 
Pamela L. Ramage-Morin
Publisher: 
Statistics Canada
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines medication use among the elderly using both sex and age disaggregated data, finding that older women are more likely than older men to use medication.

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Includes bibliographic references.

Worst pills, best pills

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English
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Online
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Public Citizen

A site that is operated by Public Citizen out of Washington DC. Provides a limited amount of information on each drug without having to subscribe to the service. Also produces a book which is updated periodically. Free fact sheets available on the site with such topics as “Ten Rules for Safer Drug Use.”

Anti-depressants in pregnancy: is there evidence of benefit? (Webinar)

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
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Canadian Women's Health Network
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Recorded October 29, 2009

Online presentation by and discussion with Dr. Barbara Mintzes on what she and colleagues found in a systematic evaluation of all available studies comparing women with depression who did or did not take antidepressants during pregnancy. Their goal was to find an answer to the controversial and urgent clinical question: do pregnant women benefit from taking antidepressants?

 

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Adverse reaction reporting: consumer side effect reporting form - Canada Vigilance Program

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English
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Déclaration des effets indésirables : formulaire de déclaration des effets secondaires du consommateur - Programme Canada Vigilance
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Online
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Consumers/patients and health professionals can report adverse reactions (also known as side effects) to health products, including prescription and non-prescription medications, biologics (including fractionated blood products, as well as therapeutic and diagnostic vaccines), natural health products and radiopharmaceuticals, to the Canada Vigilance Program.

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Medicines and breastfeeding (Cambodian/Khmer)

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Cambodian
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Online
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The Royal Women's Hospital, Well Women's Services
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Australia

Provides general advice to mothers who are breastfeeding and taking medication and discusses the potential risks in passing harmful drugs onto a baby through breast milk, in Cambodian (Khmer).

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Caafimaadka iyo naasnuujinta

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Somali
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Medicines and breastfeeding (Somali)
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Online
Publisher: 
The Royal Women's Hospital, Well Women's Services
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Australia

Provides general advice to mothers who are breastfeeding and taking medication and discusses the potential risks in passing harmful drugs onto a baby through breast milk, in Somali.

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Medicines and breastfeeding (Tigrinya)

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Tigrinya
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Online
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The Royal Women's Hospital, Well Women's Services
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Australia

Provides general advice to mothers who are breastfeeding and taking medication and discusses the potential risks in passing harmful drugs onto a baby through breast milk, in Tigrinya.

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Ilaclar ve emzirme

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Turkish
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Medicines and breastfeeding (Turkish)
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Online
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The Royal Women's Hospital, Well Women's Services
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Australia

Provides general advice to mothers who are breastfeeding and taking medication and discusses the potential risks in passing harmful drugs onto a baby through breast milk, in Turkish.

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Medicines and breastfeeding (Vietnamese)

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Vietnamese
Translated Title: 
Viec uong thuoc va cho con bu sua me
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Online
Publisher: 
The Royal Women's Hospital, Well Women's Services
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Australia

Provides general advice to mothers who are breastfeeding and taking medication and discusses the potential risks in passing harmful drugs onto a baby through breast milk, in Vietnamese.

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