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The Push to Prescribe: Women & Canadian Drug Policy

Available in Fall 2009

The Push to Prescribe:
Women & Canadian Drug Policy
Edited by Anne Rochon Ford and Diane Saibil

“A compelling book about one of the major societal problems of this decade: the over-consumption of prescription drugs. Much of the information is original and certainly not available elsewhere. Books such as this are much needed to educate and engage people in finding solutions to this problem. This book is extremely valuable.”
— James M. Wright, Departments of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics, and Medicine, University of British Columbia

This 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 will also be of interest to a general audience, health professional organizations, government health associations, and consumer and women’s groups.

- presents an approach that combines compelling evidence with social, political, and gender-based analyses
- discusses the complexity surrounding women and pharmaceuticals and uses the best evidence to argue for changes that better reflect women's needs in public health policy and that ensure those who are best suited to make these determinations are included in policy-making

For more information please visit http://www.whp-apsf.ca/ or http://www.womenspress.ca



Our Commitment

The National Network on Environments and Women’s Health (NNEWH) is focused on creating strategies for effective change through an understanding of relevant policy issues related to the health of all women in Canada.

NNEWH is a project-based research centre focused primarily on policy-oriented research relating to the impact of different environments on the health of women.