NPS Medicinewise - What's new http://www.nps.org.au en-au Latest tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests from NPS Medicinewise Copyright 2012 NPS Medicinewise Health/Medicines http://www.nps.org.au/__data/assets/image/0011/167159/RSSlogo.png What's new — NPS Medicinewise http://www.nps.org.au Blood pressure: measure, manage, monitor Reviews the need to assess cardiovascular risk even in uncomplicated hypertension. Importance of using lifestyle change. Some cases may need more than 1 medicine. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-news/2015/blood-pressure-control http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-news/2015/blood-pressure-control Accidental fentanyl exposure in children can be fatal Infants and children are at a higher risk of accidental exposure to fentanyl patches: it is crucial to educate and remind people about the appropriate use of and disposal of fentanyl patches. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/accidental-fentanyl-exposure-in-children-can-be-fatal http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/accidental-fentanyl-exposure-in-children-can-be-fatal Aripiprazole modified release (Abilify Maintena) for schizophrenia A full NPS RADAR review of aripiprazole oral was published in May 2004. This In Brief extends the evidence presented in that review to the new long-acting injection (LAI) formulation and compares safety and efficacy against oral aripiprazole and other LAI antipsychotics. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-radar/latest-issue/brief-item-aripiprazole http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-radar/latest-issue/brief-item-aripiprazole Good habits for weight control You can help curb long-term weight gain by making some simple lifestyle changes and developing good habits. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2015/achieving-and-maintaining-a-healthy-weight http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2015/achieving-and-maintaining-a-healthy-weight What can I do to help make my child's teething less painful? To ease your child through the teething process, give them something to bite on – such as a cold (but not frozen) teething ring, or a cold washcloth. If the pain seems severe, you may consider giving them a pain relieving medicine. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/Medicinewise-questions/medicinewise-questions/teething-and-pain-relief-treatments http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/Medicinewise-questions/medicinewise-questions/teething-and-pain-relief-treatments NPS MedicineWise board appoints new Chair We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Peter Turner as the new Chair of the NPS MedicineWise Board. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/nps-medicinewise-board-appoints-new-chair http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/nps-medicinewise-board-appoints-new-chair Fatigue Fatigue is a symptom that many of us will experience at some point in our life. Find out more about possible causes fatigue and simple lifestyle changes you can make to help manage fatigue. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue New NPS MedicineWise Annual Evaluation Report The 2013-14 NPS MedicineWise Annual Evaluation Report is here, providing an overview of the impact of our work and a snapshot of our progress. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/new-nps-medicinewise-annual-evaluation-report http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/new-nps-medicinewise-annual-evaluation-report Medical Writer (maximum term contract) Passionate about health care? Want to work with the best in the health industry? Great Surry Hills location – short walk from Central Station. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/medical-writer-maximum-term-contract2 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/medical-writer-maximum-term-contract2 Annual Evaluation Report 2013/14 This report presents the evaluation results of NPS MedicineWise activities and programs - including new activities and the longer-term impact of programs aimed at improving the quality use of medicines and prescribing by GPs. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/our-research/publications/reports/annual-evaluation-report http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/our-research/publications/reports/annual-evaluation-report NPS Direct – February 2015 Obesity: simple solutions for a complex problem | DL cholesterol: a surrogate supported | Biosimilars: what's in a name? | Fast five: Type 2 diabetes – upskill with these resources | Online learning: New online fatigue tool now available Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2015/february http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2015/february Obesity: finding simple solutions to a global problem Find out more about the broader causes of the complex obesity epidemic and the small changes that may help maintain a healthy weight, and the significant involvement of policy makers and industry required to halt the epidemic. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2015/obesity-solutions http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2015/obesity-solutions New tool to tailor information for patients presenting with fatigue Fatigue or feeling tired all the time is often associated with lifestyle factors. This tool facilitates discussion between health professionals and patients about fatigue. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/new-tool-to-tailor-information-for-patients-presenting-with-fatigue http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/new-tool-to-tailor-information-for-patients-presenting-with-fatigue What is the difference between paracetamol and ibuprofen for treating my child’s pain or fever? Ibuprofen and paracetamol are two of the most commonly used over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to treat pain and fever in children. However, ibuprofen and paracetamol differ in how they work, how fast they work, and how long they last in the body; as well as who they can be given to, and their risk of side effects and interactions with other medicines. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/Medicinewise-questions/medicinewise-questions/treating-pain-and-fever-in-children http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/Medicinewise-questions/medicinewise-questions/treating-pain-and-fever-in-children Severe allergies at school: how to treat and prevent anaphylaxis Learn how to ensure your child is properly supported in the event of a severe allergic reaction at school. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2015/managing-severe-allergies-at-school http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2015/managing-severe-allergies-at-school Oxycodone: warnings about misuse Oxycodone (brands include Endone, OxyContin) is a strong opioid pain medicine. Opioids are commonly prescribed but can have serious side effects, and can even be fatal, especially if taken in combination with some other medicines and alcohol. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2015/oxycodone-warnings-about-misuse http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2015/oxycodone-warnings-about-misuse Accidental fentanyl exposure in children can be fatal Infants and children are at higher risk of accidental exposure to fentanyl, a highly potent opioid used to treat pain. Fentanyl patches are particularly dangerous. Read more. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2015/child-fentanyl-exposure http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2015/child-fentanyl-exposure Project Manager (Maximum Term Contract) A fantastic opportunity has become available for an experienced Project Manager to join the team at NPS MedicineWise. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/project-manager-maximum-term-contract http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/project-manager-maximum-term-contract Chief Financial Officer Are you an excellent finance professional, ready for your next challenge, a strong communicator and change agent who is interested in adding value across all aspects of the business? Fri, 06 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/chief-financial-officer http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/chief-financial-officer Latest edition of Australian Prescriber out now The latest edition of Australian Prescriber is out now, marking the 40th anniversary of this independent review. Wed, 04 Feb 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/latest-edition-of-australian-prescriber-out-now-february-2015 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/latest-edition-of-australian-prescriber-out-now-february-2015