Prescription drugs

Prescription drugs

Reading Romanow : the implications of the final report of The Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada for women

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Care Reform
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Pat Armstrong
Madeline Boscoe
Barbara Clow
Karen R. Grant
Ann Pederson
Kay Willson
Olena Hankivsky
Beth Jackson
Marina Morrow
Publisher: 
National Coordinating Group on Health Care Reform and Women
Publication Date: 
2003

Offers a chapter-by-chapter gendered analysis of the Final Report of the Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care, Building on Values: The Future of Health Care in Canada (Romanow 2002).

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CEX HERF.A76 2003
ISBN 0968928560
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Includes bibliographical references.

Direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs

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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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Online
Author: 
Women and Health Protection
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Outlines concerns about direct-to-consumer advertising, including lack of public regulation and targeting of already healthy populations.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Conference on national approaches to pharmacare: proceedings; January 18-20, 1998

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English
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Paper
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Organizing Committee for the Conference on National Approaches to Pharmacare
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Health Canada Publications
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Looks at how health care dollars are spent on pharmaceuticals and considers ways of ensuring that Canadians have access to the drugs they need. Covers discussions on the strengths and weaknesses of current national and international practices relating to pharmaceutical coverage and the management of benefit plans. Also addresses several key themes involved in the implementation of pharmacare such as public and private sector roles, cost and cost-control issues, drug prescribing practices and drug use, marketing issues and the impact of advertising.

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PHAR.O74 1998

Direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising: when public health is no longer a priority

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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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Online
Author: 
Barbara Mintzes
Rosanna Baraldi
Working Group on Women and Health Protection
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection and DES Action Canada
Publication Date: 
2001

Discusses the problems with direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs and the impacts that such illegal promotion can have on women, especially given the unnecessary medicalization women face. Provides information on Canada's Food and Drug Act that prohibits advertising of prescription drugs directed to the general public and looks at the new federal project, the Health Protection Act, which would introduce some form of direct-to-consumer advertising.

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CEX PHAR.M56 2001

Post-approval surveillace of drug products available to treat infertility

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English
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Paper
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L.B. Rowsell
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Health Canada, Health Protection Branch
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Outlines the work accomplished by the Bureau of Drug Surveillance in response to the concerns of the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies regarding the health effects of drugs to treat infertility.

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PHAR.P67 1996

Women, health and medicine

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Agnes Miles
Publisher: 
Open University Press
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Philadelphia, PA

Provides a concise and accessible introduction to the key arguments, problems, and research findings on the relationship of women to health and health care, for those who are studying to become, or are already, health professionals, for students in social sciences, and for the participants of courses in women's studies.

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ISBN 033509905X
WOMH.M55 1991

Saskatoon delegates prescribe remedies for drug costs

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Barbara Mintzes
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Debates the issue of a national pharmacare plan covering all Canadians.

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ISSN 14800039
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