Drug information

Ask your mother

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Maureen McEvoy
Edition: 
vol 4, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares the story of Diethylstilbestrol, commonly known as DES, a drug introduced in the forties to prevent miscarriage. Identifies harmful effects on daughters and sons of women who took this drug.

The perils pain killers

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Leslie Storozuk
Edition: 
Vol 1, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healsharing
Publication Date: 
1980
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the serious problem of over-the-counter (OTC) analgesic abuse; questions why this is predominantly a women’s problem, causes kidney damage, critically explores the role of advertising and big business in women’s increased consumption of OTC’s.


 

 

Erowid

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
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
City: 
Grass Valley
Province: 
California
Postal/ZIP Code: 
95945
Country: 
USA

Drugs.com

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English
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Online

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.

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