Medication use

Medication use

The history of medications for women

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Michael J. O'Dowd
Publisher: 
The Parthenon Publishing Group Inc.
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Provides an illustrated history of medications for women in all the great cultures and civilizations, from ancient times to the present.

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HISM.O36 2000
ISBN 1850700028
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Medications and mothers' milk

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English
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Paper
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Thomas Hale
Publisher: 
Pharmasoft Publishing
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Amarillo, TX

Provides a review of medications and their use in lactating women. Acts as a reference for physicians, nurses, lactation consultatns, and other healthcare workers.

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ISBN 0963621939
MEDR.H25 1995 (CWHN Offices)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Is it safe for my baby?

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English
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Paper
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Diana Ballon
Publisher: 
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides information about the relative risk and safety of prescription, over-the-counter and illegal drugs, along with alcohol, tobacco and other substances to the fetus during pregnancy and the baby during breastfeeding.

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ISBN 0888684460
PREG.B35 2003
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Review, Network Winter/Spring 2005: This booklet is for women who are planning a pregnancy, who are pregnant or breastfeeding. It gives information about the relative risks and safety to the fetus of prescription, over-the-counter and illegal drugs, along with alcohol, tobacco and other substances when the mother is pregnant, and to the baby, when breastfeeding. While the information in the booklet is a good starting point to address the questions of safety, it is also a great way for a woman to prepare herself for more in-depth talks with her doctor, midwife or pharmacist.

Factors associated with women's medication use

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English
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Facteurs associés à la consommation de médicaments chez les femmes
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Online
Author: 
Jennifer Payne
Ineke Neutel
Robert Cho
Marie DesMeules
Publisher: 
BMC Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Looks at the extent that social roles and other risk factors are associated with medication use (prescription and over-the-counter use). (From Women's Health Surveillence Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women)

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ISSN 14726874
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Includes bibliographical references.

Gender, AIDS and ARV therapies: ensuring women gain equitable access to drugs within U.S. funded treatment initiatives

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English
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Online
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Center for Health and Gender Equity
Publisher: 
Center for Health and Gender Equity
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Tacoma Park, MD

Identifies necessary elements to consider when deciding who should receive the very limited AIDS and antiretroviral (ARV) treatment programs promised to developing countries by the US. Suggests that in order to ensure social equity, US government should provide access to marginalized and vulnerable communities particularly girls and women. Provides a list of guidelines for population selection and program implementation.

The effects of grapefruit and it’s juice on certain drugs

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English
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Health Canada
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Describes the hazards of eating grapefruits or drinking grapefruit juice when taking particular medications. Lists potential conditions that may require medications that should not be mixed with grapefruit.

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Series: It's Your Health

German Federal Congress of Development Action Groups

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
German
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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).

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
01 (49) 0521 6 05 50
Email Address: 
info@bukopharma.de
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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"

No life without pills?: the medicalisation of daily life

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Hedwig Diekwisch
Christiane Fischer
Jörg Schaaber
BUKO Pharma-Kampagne
German Federal Congress of Development Action Groups (BUKO)
Irene Grevelding
Publisher: 
BUKO Pharma-Kampagne = BUKO Pharma Campaign
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Bielefeld, DE

Examines problems of pharmaceuticals and their overuse in Germany, defined as the problem of medicalisation. Compares and contrasts effects in some Third World southern countries. Encourages consumer awareness and skepticism.

ISBN/ISSN: 
PHAR.N65 2002

Drugs in pregnancy

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English
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Online
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Motherisk
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Lists Motherisk's published studies on a wide variety of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and their potential uses and/or risks during pregnancy.

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Proper use and disposal of medication

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English
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Health Canada
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses the evidence that improper disposal of prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs and other health products may have a harmful effect on the environment. Recommends steps to take to dispose of medications safely.

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ISBN 0662357035
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Series: It's Your Health
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