New book! The Push to Prescribe: Women and Drug Regulation in Canada

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The Push to Prescribe, a collective effort of the national working group, Women and Health Protection, delves into the world of prescription drugs in Canada, and considers the impact on the health of women. From the inadequate testing of many drugs on women in clinical trials, to the sometimes questionable portrayal of women in illegal prescription drug advertising, Canadian drug policy has not always paid attention to how women and men are affected differentlly. The Push to Prescribe considers how the legacy left behind by women’s experiences in earlier decades with such drugs as Thalidomide and DES, and devices like the Dalkon Shield IUD, have found their more recent counterparts in problems associated with such products as  hormone therapy, Diane-35 and silicone gel breast implants.

Available from Women's Press/Canadian Scholars' Press.