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 Resistance fighter pledge A pledge to fight antibiotic resistance for doctors, GPs and other health professionals Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:21:26 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/medicines/infections-and-infestations/antibiotics/for-health-professionals/resistance-fighter-pledge http://www.nps.org.au/medicines/infections-and-infestations/antibiotics/for-health-professionals/resistance-fighter-pledge Ankle and knee injuries: your imaging choices General practitioners (GPs) can keep up to date with the latest imaging recommendations for common acute ankle and knee injuries seen in general practice by booking an educational visit. Find free CPD here. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:23:37 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/cpd/activities/educational-visits/ankle-and-knee-injuries-your-imaging-choices http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/cpd/activities/educational-visits/ankle-and-knee-injuries-your-imaging-choices NPS Direct – September 2016 Label changes | Choosing Wisely recommendations | Pharmacy Review survey Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2016/september http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2016/september Your medicine labels are changing Labels on prescription and over-the-counter medicines in Australia are about to change. Find out more about the changes. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2016/medicine-labels-changing http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2016/medicine-labels-changing NPS Direct – August 2016 NPS Direct Special Edition: Independence and trustworthiness remain core Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2016/august http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2016/august Independence and trustworthiness remain core to NPS MedicineWise Over the past few days media reports have claimed NPS MedicineWise has has sold its soul to big pharma by ‘selling access to our data program’ and ‘taking drug company cash to educate GPs’. Dr Lynn Weekes, NPS MedicineWise CEO, sets the record straight and clarifies the situation directly with you. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2016/independence-trustworthiness-remain-core-to-nps-medicinewise http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2016/independence-trustworthiness-remain-core-to-nps-medicinewise ‘Dr Google’ is here to stay — So how do you do it safely? Almost four out of five Australians (78%) report that they look for information about medicines on the internet, according to a new 2016 survey* released during Be Medicinewise Week (22-28 August). Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Dr-Google-is-here-to-stay-So-how-do-you-do-it-safely http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Dr-Google-is-here-to-stay-So-how-do-you-do-it-safely Occasional medicine users not getting the full benefits of their medicines Survey findings* released for Be Medicinewise Week (22-28 August) have revealed that occasional users of medicines—including prescription, over-the-counter, and alternative or complementary forms of medicines—are potentially not getting the full benefits from their medicines, compared to people who take medicines more often. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Occasional-medicine-users-not-getting-the-full-benefits-of-their-medicines http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Occasional-medicine-users-not-getting-the-full-benefits-of-their-medicines Be Medicinewise Week: Helping Australians take charge of their medicines Be Medicinewise Week (22-28 August) kicks off around Australia, with the theme of ‘take charge’ of your medicines. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/be-medicinewise-week-helping-australians-take-charge-of-their-medicines http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/be-medicinewise-week-helping-australians-take-charge-of-their-medicines Don't be embarrassed: Take charge of your medicines! As Be Medicinewise Week (22-28 August) kicks off around Australia, NPS MedicineWise is encouraging anyone who takes medicines—whether regularly or only occasionally—to feel confident about asking questions about their medicines. Sun, 21 Aug 2016 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Dont-be-embarrassed-Take-charge-of-your-medicines! http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Dont-be-embarrassed-Take-charge-of-your-medicines! Be Medicinewise Week Be Medicinewise Week (22-28 August 2016) promotes safer and wiser use of medicines. Find out more. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/be-medicinewise-week http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/be-medicinewise-week Be Medicinewise Week 2016: follow the right advice Always follow instructions from your doctor or pharmacist and read the labels and packaging of your medicines carefully. Taking a medicine incorrectly could mean you end up with too little or too much of it in your body–so you may not get the full benefit, or you could be at greater risk of side effects. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/be-medicinewise-week/for-individuals/follow-the-right-advice http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/be-medicinewise-week/for-individuals/follow-the-right-advice Be Medicinewise Week 2016: ask the right questions Medicines can play an important role in supporting people’s health and wellbeing. Most of us have had to take medicines at some point of our lives. This Be Medicinewise Week we will be raising awareness on the importance of ‘asking the right questions’. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/be-medicinewise-week/for-individuals/ask-the-right-questions http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/be-medicinewise-week/for-individuals/ask-the-right-questions Be Medicinewise Week 2016: ask the right people Work with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to better understand your health and any medicines, tests and treatments you might need. This information can help you to take responsibility for your health and wellbeing and make better decisions. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/be-medicinewise-week/for-individuals/ask-the-right-people http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/be-medicinewise-week/for-individuals/ask-the-right-people Media alert: Strontium (Protos) for osteoporosis no longer on the PBS As of 1 August 2016, the osteoporosis medicine strontium is no longer available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Mon, 08 Aug 2016 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/media-alert-strontium-for-osteoporosis-no-longer-on-the-PBS http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/media-alert-strontium-for-osteoporosis-no-longer-on-the-PBS Australia’s top 10 drugs The latest issue of Australian Prescriber lists the top 10 drugs used in Australia and shows there is an emerging challenge of funding new and expensive drugs. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Australias-top-10-drugs http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Australias-top-10-drugs Sore throat and sinusitis, and the few benefits of antibiotics An analysis of the evidence in the latest issue of Australian Prescriber suggests antibiotics have very few benefits for treating sore throat and acute sinusitis. Both conditions are common reasons for visits to the doctor. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Sore-throat-and-sinusitis-and-the-few-benefits-of-antibiotics http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Sore-throat-and-sinusitis-and-the-few-benefits-of-antibiotics Latest edition of Australian Prescriber out now This edition of Australian Prescriber covers: Prescribing psychotropic drugs to adults with an intellectual disability, Managing behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia, The management of gout and Transparency in the pharmaceutical industry Mon, 01 Aug 2016 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/August-2016-edition-of-Australian-Prescriber-out-now http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/August-2016-edition-of-Australian-Prescriber-out-now Strontium (Protos) no longer on the PBS Strontium ranelate (Protos), a prescription medicine used to treat severe osteoporosis, will be deleted from the PBS from 1 August 2016. Find out more. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:16:36 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2016/strontium-off-pbs http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2016/strontium-off-pbs NPS Direct – July 2016 Antibiotics use in Australia / Strontium PBS delisting / Be Medicinewise Week Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2016/june http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2016/june