The Push to Prescribe
Women and Canadian Drug Policy
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.
"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. Extremely valuable."
James M. Wright, Departments of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, Therapeutics, and Medicine, University of British Columbia
Alan Cassels, Director, Drug Policy Futures, University of Victoria
Patricia Kaurfert, Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Peggy J. Kleinplatz, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa