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Health Canada

Women and adverse drug reactions: reporting in the Canadian context

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Online
Author: 
Colleen Fuller
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
2002, 2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides an overview of how Canada's program for reporting Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) supports-or doesn't support-an effective women's health strategy related to prescription drug use.

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Includes bibliographical references.

How safe are our medicines? Monitoring the risks of drugs after they are approved for marketing

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Barbara Mintzes
Women and Health Protection
Publisher: 
DES Action Canada and Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

Discusses the drug approval process in Canada, post-approval drug surveillance, adverse drug reactions, and notification of those at risk of harm. Recommends measures to ensure drug safety for Canadian women and their families.

ISBN/ISSN: 
CEX PHAR.M56 2000
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Includes bibliographical references.

Health Canada

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Governmental Body
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English
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Health Canada is the federal department responsible for helping the people of Canada maintain and improve their health.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
613-957-2991
Email Address: 
info@hc-sc.gc.ca
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Fax Number: 
613-941-5366
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800-OCANADA

Health Canada's women's health strategy

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Health Canada
Publisher: 
Health Canada, Women's Health Bureau
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Sets out Health Canada's Women's Health Strategy and the rational for it. Reviews some of the ways in which the health system has failed to respond adequately to women's health needs and concerns.

ISBN/ISSN: 
WOMH.H43 1999
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Review, Network Summer 1999: Health Canada's Women's Health Strategy gives insight into the government's approach to women's health. It goes through the reasons why a women's health strategy is needed, covering women's quality of life, biases in the health system, and so on, while outlining how Health Canada plans to address these issues. Important policy material.

Bureau of Women's Health and Gender Analysis

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All women
Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
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English
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Works to ensure that Health Canada's policies and programs are responsive to sex and gender differences and to women's health needs, increase knowledge and understanding of women's health and women's health needs, support the provision of effective health services to women, and promote good health through preventive measures and the reduction of risk factors that most imperil the health of women.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
819-934-8652
Email Address: 
women_femmes@hc-sc.gc.ca
Fax Number: 
819-934-8700
Street Address: 
2nd Fl 975 St-Joseph Blvd
City: 
Gatineau
Province: 
Québec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1A 0K9
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