Barbro Westerholm

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Barbro Westerholm (2014)

Barbro Westerholm (born 1933) is a Swedish Liberal People's Party politician. She has been a member of the Riksdag since 2006. Westerholm was previously a member from 1988 to 1999.

From the mid-1960s Westerholm was an early pioneer in the field of pharmacovigilance, also working on the early stages of the WHO Drug Dictionary and the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring.[1] In 1979 as general director of the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, she had homosexuality dropped from the list of mental health diseases.[2]

In 2009 she was awarded the Nordic Public Health Prize for work to fight discrimination against the elderly.[3]

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  1. ^ Finney DJ (2003). From thalidomide to pharmacovigilance: a personal account. Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs Annual 2003, in vol. 26.
  2. ^ Humanist events for Europride 2008 Archived December 6, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. International Humanist and Ethical Union, 8 September 2008
  3. ^ Barbro Westerholm gaines Nordic Public Health Prize for work to fight discrimination against the elderly Nordiska högskola för folkshälsovetenskap (Nordic University for Public Health), 6 July 2009

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