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In recent years, heated debate has surrounded the pharmaceutical industry and how it has gained unprecedented control over the evaluation, regulation, and promotion of its own products. As a result, drugs are produced, regulated, marketed, and used in ways that infiltrate many aspects of everyday life. The nature and extent of this infiltration, and how this has special meaning for women, are at the core of The Push to Prescribe.
This is an essential resource for a variety of courses in Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacology, Public Policy, Public Health, Health Policy, Women's Studies, Women's Health, as well as many Social Science courses in areas like Sociology and Political Science. It will also be of interest to a general audience, health professional organizations, government health associations, and consumer and women's groups.
Table of Contents
Foreword - Nancy Olivieri
Chapter 1: Introduction - The Steering Committee of Women and Health Promotion
Part I: The Push to Prescribe: Who Defines What Drugs We Need and How Do They Do It?
Chapter 2: "Ask Your Doctor": Women and Direct-to-Consumer Advertising - Barbara Mintzes
Chapter 3: Preventing Disease: Are Pills the Answer? - Sharon Batt and Abby Lippman
Chapter 4: Who Pays the Piper? Industry Funding of Patients' Groups - Sharon Batt
Part II: The Canadian Drug Regulatory Process
Chapter 5: Trials on Trial: Women and the Testing of Drugs - Abby Lippman
Chapter 6: Lifting the Curtain on the Drug Approval Process - Ann Silversides
Chapter 7: Reporting Adverse Drug Reactions: What Happens in the Real World? - Colleen Fuller
Chapter 8: Questioning Modernization: Legislative Change at Health Canada - Anne Rochon Ford
Chapter 9: Full Circle: Drugs, the Environment, and Our Health - Sharon Batt
Chapter 10: Finding a way Forward - The Steering Committee of Women and Health Protection