Prescription drugs

Prescription drugs

Immigrant women and psychiatrists

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Eva Szekely
Eleni Skodra
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Vol 12, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares experiences of immigrant women undergoing therapy. Identifies some immigrant women's expectations, treatments and disillusions with therapy. 

 


 


Working for consumer rights, safe medicines and products

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Pharmawatch Canada

PharmaWatch’s blog seeks to shed light on some of the most significant policy, research, legislative and program issues related to the safety and efficacy of prescription drugs, vaccines and medical devices in Canada. They believe that the Canadian public, patients, physicians, policy analysts, researchers, academics, authors, politicians and the media have a right to know how our drug approval and monitoring system works, how it compares to other international jurisdictions, the factors influencing decision making and whether Health Canada is protecting our health and safety.

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Keeping an eye on prescription drugs, keeping Canadians safe

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English
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Online
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Mary Wiktorowicz
Joel Lexchin
Kathy Moscou
Leslie Dan
Ann Silversides
Laura Eggertson
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Health Council of Canada
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Finds that testing for safety and effectiveness of prescrption drugs in Canada takes place almost exclusively before medications are approved and that there are “few regulatory obligations once a product reaches the market.”Assesses the Canadian post-market systems of drug surveillance -  “pharmacovigilance” - and finds that there is no national system to test drugs for safety after they reach the market.

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ISBN 978-1-897463-84-0 PDF
ISBN 978-1-897463-85-7 Print
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Includes bibliographical references.

Safe and sound: optimizing prescribing behaviours – summary of main themes and insights (report on a policy symposium).

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Sain et sûr : optimiser les habitudes de prescription – sommaire des principaux thèmes et idées-force (rapport du symposium de politiques)
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Online
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A collection of information and advice gathered at the policy symposium "Safe and sound: optimizing prescribing behaviours" held in Montreal in 2007 to assist in the continued development of Canada’s National Pharmaceuticals Strategy (NPS).

 

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ISBN 978-1-897463-06-2

Medication use among senior Canadians

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English
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Consommation de médicaments chez les Canadiens âgés
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Online
Author: 
Pamela L. Ramage-Morin
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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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Erowid

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Information provision and referral

A site that deals only with psychoactive agents, including pharmaceuticals. It is a “member-supported organization providing access to reliable, non-judgmental information about psychoactive plants, chemicals, and related issues.” It has a “pill identifier” function.

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Street Address: 
PO Box 1116
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Grass Valley
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California
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95945
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USA

Worst pills, best pills

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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.”

Drugs.com

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This site claims to “provide free, peer-reviewed, accurate and independent advice on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines & natural products.” It is funded by the Drugsite Trust which is “a privately held Trust administered by two New Zealand Pharmacists.” You will see ad banners. One useful function on this site is a “pill identification” ability.

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

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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: 
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.

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The push to prescribe (webinar)

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
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Canadian Women's Health Network
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Recorded November 4, 2009

Online discussion with The Push to Prescribe (Women’s Press, 2009) editor Anne Rochon Ford and contributors Colleen Fuller and Abby Lippman on how drugs are produced, regulated, marketed, and used in ways that affect many aspects of everyday life, and the extent of these effects, and their special meaning for women.

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