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 Biostatistics Graduate A great opportunity to join the Evaluation team and contribute to creating better health and economic outcomes for Australians Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/biostatistics-graduate http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/biostatistics-graduate 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 Bromhexine in cough and cold medicines: a safety update The TGA recently released a safety update on bromhexine-containing cough and cold medicines after a small number of cases of allergic and skin reactions. Find out more. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:04:56 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2016/bromhexine-safety-update http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2016/bromhexine-safety-update Communications Adviser - Choosing Wisely Are you an experienced communications practitioner looking for a new challenge? This is a great opportunity to work on an exciting and diverse healthcare initiative Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/communications-advisor-choosing-wisely http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/communications-advisor-choosing-wisely DevOps Engineer Use your strong understanding of the application development lifecycle and architecture to ensure the continued operation of NPS MedicineWise systems Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/devops-engineer http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/devops-engineer Clinical Services Specialist Are you a qualified health professional who is passionate about driving positive change in the Australian healthcare landscape? Deliver innovative programs to targeted healthcare professionals. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-services-specialist2 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-services-specialist2 Antimicrobial use and resistance in Australia: keeping Australia informed and prepared For the first time, a comprehensive picture of antimicrobial use and resistance in Australia is now available in one report – AURA 2016: First Australian report on antimicrobial use and resistance in human health, released by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2016/antimicrobial-use-and-resistance http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2016/antimicrobial-use-and-resistance Decision pathway for PBS-listed treatment selection Osteoporosis treatment can prevent fractures. Find a decision pathway for selecting PBS-listed osteoporosis medicines (bisphosphonates, denosumab and raloxifene) here. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/hormones-metabolism-and-nutritional-problems/bone-disorders-and-calcium-metabolism/osteoporosis/for-health-professionals/pharmacological-management/decision-pathway-pbs-listed-treatment http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/hormones-metabolism-and-nutritional-problems/bone-disorders-and-calcium-metabolism/osteoporosis/for-health-professionals/pharmacological-management/decision-pathway-pbs-listed-treatment How to feel better if you have the flu (influenza) The flu does not usually require treatment if you are normally healthy. If symptoms are severe or your risk of complication is high, antivirals may be prescribed. Learn more about treatments for flu here Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/respiratory-problems/respiratory-tract-infections/for-individuals/conditions/influenza/for-individuals/how-to-feel-better http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/respiratory-problems/respiratory-tract-infections/for-individuals/conditions/influenza/for-individuals/how-to-feel-better Antibiotic overuse for kids with winter ailments: More harm than good The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, as part of the Choosing Wisely Australia® initiative, is encouraging patients to engage in an active discussion with their GP around the appropriate prescribing of antibiotics for middle ear infections (otitis media). For the vast majority of children an antibiotic will not be required. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotic-overuse-for-kids-with-winter-ailments http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotic-overuse-for-kids-with-winter-ailments Outsmarting hepatitis C New medicines for hepatitis C work well, are easier to take, and are better tolerated than older treatments for hepatitis C virus. Find out more. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2016/outsmarting-hepatitis-c http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2016/outsmarting-hepatitis-c New tool to address type 2 diabetes medicine adherence issues: NPS MedicineWise New type 2 diabetes patient decision aid to improve medicine adherence issues: from NPS MedicineWise. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/type-2-diabetes-adherence-tool http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/type-2-diabetes-adherence-tool Client Relationship Manager (MedicineInsight) Are you passionate about public health and the use of health data? Be part of a landmark program improving health practices in Australia. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/client-relationship-manager-medicineinsight http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/client-relationship-manager-medicineinsight One in four Aussies with type 2 diabetes missing doses of their diabetes medicines A new survey* of Australians living with type 2 diabetes—released by NPS MedicineWise during National Diabetes Week—has shown more than one in four (28%) admit that they miss doses of their diabetes medicines. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/one-in-four-Aussies-with-type-2-diabetes-missing-doses-of-their-diabetes-medicines http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/one-in-four-Aussies-with-type-2-diabetes-missing-doses-of-their-diabetes-medicines Take charge of your medicines this August NPS MedicineWise has announced that Be Medicinewise Week will be held this year from 22-28 August 2016. This year is the sixth annual Be Medicinewise Week, a national awareness week promoting the safer and wiser use of medicines by all Australians Tue, 12 Jul 2016 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/take-charge-of-your-medicines-this-august http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/take-charge-of-your-medicines-this-august Health Coach - Pharmacist Do you have a clinical qualification in Pharmacy? Are you customer service driven? Help drive positive change in the Australian Healthcare landscape Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/health-coach-pharmacist http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/health-coach-pharmacist Otitis Media: Clarifying the antibiotic prescribing gap With cold and flu season underway, NPS MedicineWise has released an interactive online case study tailored by audience to GPs, pharmacists and nurses on otitis media and antibiotic prescribing. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/otitis-media-clarifying-the-antibiotic-prescribing-gap http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/otitis-media-clarifying-the-antibiotic-prescribing-gap Australian child care centres urged to help raise awareness about inappropriate antibiotic use for young children NPS MedicineWise has written to child care centres across Australia to enlist their support in responding to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. Child care staff are well placed to help with education and increase awareness around the misuse of antibiotics in young children. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/australian_child_care_centres_urged_to_help_raise_awarenesS http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/australian_child_care_centres_urged_to_help_raise_awarenesS Dealing with prescription drug-seeking behaviour The latest issue of Australian Prescriber raises awareness of the challenges of dealing with people seeking prescription drugs. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/dealing-with-prescription-drug-seeking-behaviour http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/dealing-with-prescription-drug-seeking-behaviour