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  The 2018 "Prescrire Prize" is awarded in Paris to
  4 noteworthy books about health and healthcare

The recipients of the 2018 "Prescrire Prize" book awards were announced on 4 October 2018. The prize is awarded to works of particular interest to the general public and/or healthcare professionals.

Prescrire Prize 2018
Amongst the works and documents reviewed in our
French edition from October 2017 to September 2018,
the Prescrire Editorial Staff has awarded
the 2018 Prescrire Prize to the works 
listed below.

Endocrine disruptors: an occupational risk in need of recognition

Endocrine disruptorsEuropean Trade Union Institute, Brussels (Belgium) 2016: 66 pages, 10 euros. Free download available at www.etui.org: select "Publications" then "Guides".
Published by the European Trade Union Institute, this guide seeks to raise awareness about the risks related to endocrine disruptors and their invisibility, particularly in the workplace. The principal author is a journalist and a member of Prescrire's editorial staff. This concise publication targets a broad audience. Healthcare professionals and other readers will find information to better understand the risks connected to endocrine disruptors and just what is at stake.
> Read Prescrire's review (in French)

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV. Accompanying its dispensation in community pharmacies

La prophylaxie pré-exposition au VIH - PrEPAIDES and Cespharm "La prophylaxie pré-exposition au VIH (PrEP). Accompagner sa dispensation en officine" March 2018: 16 pages. Available for free download (in French) at http://www.cespharm.fr/fr/Prevention-sante/Catalogue/

The association AIDES and the French Pharmacy Committee for Health and Social Education (Cespharm) published this guide in March 2018, to accompany patients when the emtricitabine + tenofovir disoproxil combination is dispensed in a community pharmacy as PrEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV. The guide includes official information as well as essential practical information to assist patients.
> Read Prescrire's review (in French)

Who killed the glassmakers of Givors? A social sciences investigation
Qui a tué les verriers de Givors ? Marichalar P "Qui a tué les verriers de Givors? Une enquête de sciences sociales" Édition La Découverte, Paris 2017: 251 pages, 22 euros. Available for order from l'Appel du livre.
In France, the under-reporting and under-recognition of workplace-related illnesses, including cancer, has often been noted. The underlying mechanisms are rarely described as a concrete sequence of events. That is what is so interesting about this investigation, carried out by a sociologist and historian who accompanied the former workers from the Givors glass factory and their families during their own investigation to identify the causes of the illnesses they were suffering from, and then during the long and difficult process of having them recognised as work-related illnesses.
> Read Prescrire's review (in French)

Le secret médical - vie et mortMedical privacy. Life and death

Lécu A "Le secret médical. Vie et mort"
Les éditions du Cerf, Paris 2016: 318 pages, 24 euros.
Available for order from L'Appel du livre.

Anne Lécu, a member of a religious order, has been a prison doctor for more than 20 years, in addition to holding a doctorate in philosophy. Preserving patient confidentiality is a major challenge she has encountered while providing medical care to inmates. This highly original work examines the social construct of medical confidentiality, a central element in the physician-patient relationship, and looks at the impact of legislative changes made in France up to 2016.
> Read Prescrire's review (in French)

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"Prix Prescrire 2018" Prescrire Int 2018; 27 (196): outside back cover. (pdf, free)

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