Prophylactic drug therapy

Prophylactic drug therapy

HIV prophylaxis after sexual assault

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English
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Author: 
Mona Loutfy
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Women's Health: Research and Practice Issues for Canadian Physicians
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Looks at a pilot project in Ontario that provided postexposure prophylaxis for HIV. Discusses issues surrounding this practice and makes recommendations for family physicians.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Hormone replacement therapy, the "magic bullet" ricochets

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English
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Abby Lippman
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Sisyphe
Publication Date: 
2003

Discusses the results from the Women's Health Initiative Study (WHI) on hormone replacement therapy. Urges for less emphasis on pills for healthy people as prevention tools and more emphasis on healthy living strategies.

At risk: public health approach to disease prevention

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English
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Online
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Sharon Batt
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DES Action Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

Discusses the public health approach to disease prevention, which aims to protect populations of people who are well, using broad, low-risk, and inexpensive measures.

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Pills for "prevention" vs. the precautionary principle

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English
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Breast Cancer Action
Publication Date: 
2002
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San Francisco, CA

Examines how the precautionary principle focuses on the fundamental changes in public policy that will ultimately be necessary to achieve true cancer prevention.

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"Miracle pills" for disease prevention an alarming trend, researcher finds

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Working Group on Women and Health Protection
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Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Reports on a study that calls on the federal government to tighten regulations on drugs being tested and prescribed to prevent disease.

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ISSN 14800039

Hormone therapy: health protection lessons from the Women's Health Initiative

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Sharon Batt
Publisher: 
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines the results of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study regarding hormone replacement therapy.

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ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.

Preventing disease: are pills the answer?

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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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Paper
Online
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Sharon Batt
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
2002

Discusses the different roles of public health and medicine. Argues that the boundaries between the two are blurring with the popularity of chemoprevention.

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WHP PHAR.B38 2002
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Includes bibliographical references.

Public health vs. chemoprevention

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Sharon Batt
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses chemoprevention experiments, which test potent drugs to prevent disease, and the risks, particularly for Canadian women, of these experiments.

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ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.
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