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 Be a medicinewise traveller this holiday season: NPS MedicineWise NPS MedicineWise is urging people to be medicinewise when travelling with their medicines. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/be-a-medicinewise-traveller-this-holiday-season-nps-medicinewise http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/be-a-medicinewise-traveller-this-holiday-season-nps-medicinewise Program Design Lead Ready to take on a challenging role? Do you have the ability to provide specialist advice? Great employee benefits! Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/program-design-lead http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/program-design-lead Investigations for fatigue: are they really necessary? Tests are commonly ordered when diagnosing fatigue but do they really help? And do the risks outweigh the benefits? Explore this case of a 39-year-old man with ‘extreme fatigue’. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2014/fatigue-testing http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2014/fatigue-testing Fish oil supplements Fish oil supplements may be helpful in the treatment of some health conditions, such as high blood triglycerides or rheumatoid arthritis, but for others, like high blood pressure, the evidence is mixed. Find out more. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/medicines/complementary-medicines/for-individuals/fish-oil-supplements http://www.nps.org.au/medicines/complementary-medicines/for-individuals/fish-oil-supplements Testosterone therapy – weighing up the risks Australian Prescriber looks at the prescribing of testosterone and weighs up the risks. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/testosterone-therapy-weighing-up-the-risks http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/testosterone-therapy-weighing-up-the-risks Reporting adverse events: New online learning modules for health professionals NPS MedicineWise and the TGA have developed new learning modules to build on health professionals' existing expertise. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/reporting-adverse-events-new-online-learning-modules-for-health-professionals http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/reporting-adverse-events-new-online-learning-modules-for-health-professionals Resistance fighter pledge A pledge to fight antibiotic resistance for doctors, GPs and other health professionals Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:22:57 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/medicines/infections-and-infestations/antibiotics/for-health-profesionals/resistance-fighter-pledge http://www.nps.org.au/medicines/infections-and-infestations/antibiotics/for-health-profesionals/resistance-fighter-pledge MedicineInsight Data Products Manager Do you understand data products and the product life cycle? Do you enjoy a challenge and working across business streams? Are you a high performer who wants to make their mark and be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits? Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/medicineinsight-data-products-manager http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/medicineinsight-data-products-manager Latest edition of Australian Prescriber out now The December 2014 edition of Australian Prescriber in out now. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:00:00 +1100 Top 10 subsidised drugs in Australia The annual publication of the Top 10 subsidised drugs appears in the latest edition of Australian Prescriber. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/top-10-subsidised-drugs-in-australia http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/top-10-subsidised-drugs-in-australia Indacaterol with glycopyrronium (Ultibro Breezhaler) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Indacaterol 110 micrograms / glycopyrronium 50 micrograms (Ultibro Breezhaler 110/50) is a fixed-dose combination for providing maintenance bronchodilation for 24 hours after a once-daily dose in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The long-acting beta-2 agonist / long-acting muscarinic antagonist combination bronchodilator provides a single-inhaler alternative to a LABA and LAMA in two separate inhaler devices. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:00:53 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-radar/latest-issue/indacaterol-glycopyrronium http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-radar/latest-issue/indacaterol-glycopyrronium Varenicline (Champix) for smoking cessation – changed note to restriction From 1 October 2014 the note to the PBS listing for varenicline tartrate has changed to permit another course of varenicline (instead of buproprion) in patients who did not stop smoking after an initial 12- or 24-week treatment course, provided that 6 months have elapsed between starting the previous course of varenicline and the subsequent course. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:54:11 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-radar/latest-issue/brief-item-varenicline http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-radar/latest-issue/brief-item-varenicline Can medicines make my skin more sensitive to the sun? Some medicines can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. This is called photosensitivity, and means that if you expose your skin to the sun while using one of these medicines, you could have an adverse skin reaction. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/Medicinewise-questions/medicinewise-questions/medicines-and-sun-sensitivity http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/Medicinewise-questions/medicinewise-questions/medicines-and-sun-sensitivity NPS MedicineWise Reducing Antibiotic Resistance Program: Urinary Tract Infections – Exploring Antibiotic Treatment Managing urinary tract infections (UTIs): An interactive case study and the latest issue of Medicinewise News. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/nps-medicinewise-reducing-antibiotic-resistance-program-urinary-tract-infections-exploring-antibiotic-treatment http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/nps-medicinewise-reducing-antibiotic-resistance-program-urinary-tract-infections-exploring-antibiotic-treatment Antibiotic Awareness Week — 17-23 Nov 2014 Help preserve the miracle of antibiotics and fight the growing threat of antibiotic resistance by learning how to effectively treat colds and flu and taking the pledge to become a resistance fighter Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/medicines/infections-and-infestations/antibiotics/for-individuals/join-the-fight-against-antibiotic-resistance http://www.nps.org.au/medicines/infections-and-infestations/antibiotics/for-individuals/join-the-fight-against-antibiotic-resistance Clinical Adviser (part time) Are you a GP who wants to make a difference for more patients? Do you have an interest in clinical education, communication and clinical practice improvement? Are you excited by new challenges and opportunities? Are you looking for great staff benefits? Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-adviser-part-time http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-adviser-part-time Governance Officer (part time) Do you have excellent written and verbal communication skills? Are you able to form effective relationships with managers and external stakeholders? Great staff benefits! Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/governance-officer-part-time http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/governance-officer-part-time Antibiotic Awareness Week 2014: Could Your Individual Prescribing Decisions be Contributing to Antibiotic Resistance? Research shows that many GPs continue to prescribe antibiotics to meet patient expectations, even when antibiotics are not indicated. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotic-awareness-week-2014-could-your-individual-prescribing-decisions-be-contributing-to-antibiotic-resistance http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotic-awareness-week-2014-could-your-individual-prescribing-decisions-be-contributing-to-antibiotic-resistance Antibiotic Awareness Week 2014: Urgent action needed from doctors and patients to curb antibiotic resistance in Australia Evaluation research shows that patient expectations lead many GPs to prescribe antibiotics when they may not be effective. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotic-awareness-week-2014-urgent-action-needed-from-doctors-and-patients-to-curb-antibiotic-resistance-in-australia http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotic-awareness-week-2014-urgent-action-needed-from-doctors-and-patients-to-curb-antibiotic-resistance-in-australia Decisions and management for people with advanced dementia Treatment of UTI in people with advanced dementia should be concurrent with the patients’ therapeutic goals (eg comfort vs life prolongation). Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/urine-bladder-and-kidney-problems/bladder-disorders/urinary-tract-infections/for-health-professionals/patients-with-advanced-dementia http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/urine-bladder-and-kidney-problems/bladder-disorders/urinary-tract-infections/for-health-professionals/patients-with-advanced-dementia