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 Brief item: Umeclidinium (Incruse Ellipta) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease An NPS RADAR In Brief item of this drug will be published in early December. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-radar/2014/december-2014/brief-item-umeclidinium http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-radar/2014/december-2014/brief-item-umeclidinium Marketing Design Lead Champion marketing strategies and tactical marketing plans for new and existing products, programs and markets Surry Hills location – short walk from Central Station Great staff benefits! Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/marketing-design-lead http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/marketing-design-lead Clinical Engagement Support Officer Do you have advanced support, co-ordination and administration skills? Get involved in the promotion of NPS MedicineWise activities to primary care practitioners Great staff benefits! Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-engagement-support-officer http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-engagement-support-officer Medical Writer Passionate about health care? Want to work with the best in the health industry? Great Surry Hills location – short walk from Central Station. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/medical-writer http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/medical-writer Website Indexer & Metadata Analyst (part-time) Be responsible for indexing NPS MedicineWise digital content. Close to Central. Great staff benefits! Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/website-indexer-and-metadata-analyst-part-time http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/website-indexer-and-metadata-analyst-part-time 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. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue Overuse of pain relievers poses a safety risk for Australians Many Australians have exceeded the maximum daily dose of over-the-counter painkillers, a recent poll suggests, potentially posing significant risks to their health Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/overuse-of-pain-relievers-poses-a-safety-risk-for-australians http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/overuse-of-pain-relievers-poses-a-safety-risk-for-australians Information Security Analyst (15 week maximum term contract) Are you an expert in information security? Do you enjoy working in collaboration with multiple stakeholders? Great Surry Hills location – short walk from Central Station. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/information-security-analyst http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/information-security-analyst Technology Team Lead Do you have outstanding leadership skills? Want to design cutting edge technology solutions? Great employee benefits! Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/technology-team-lead http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/technology-team-lead Be Medicinewise Week 13–19 October Take the Medicinewise challenge – 5 questions. Find out if you are medicinewise and how to get the best from your medicines. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/why-be-medicinewise/be-medicinewise-week http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/why-be-medicinewise/be-medicinewise-week Are you taking your prescription medicines as prescribed? During Be Medicinewise Week 2014 we urge Australians to be medicinewise with prescription medicines. While a high number of respondents take prescribed meds, advice on taking medicines safely and effectively is not always followed Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/are-you-taking-your-prescription-medicines-as-prescribed http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/are-you-taking-your-prescription-medicines-as-prescribed Digital Producer (maternity leave cover) Are you passionate about digital information solutions? Would you like the opportunity to manage projects? Interested in joining a dynamic team? Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/digital-producer-maternity-leave-cover http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/digital-producer-maternity-leave-cover Be safe and wise with complementary medicines this Be Medicinewise Week Australians spend over $1bill. each year on complementary medicines. In Be Medicinewise Week 2014 we urge the importance of telling your health professional about all the medicines you take to avoid the risk of interactions Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/be-safe-and-wise-with-complementary-medicines-this-be-medicinewise-week http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/be-safe-and-wise-with-complementary-medicines-this-be-medicinewise-week Does your medicine cabinet need a clean out? Many Australians keep expired medicines in their home A new survey shows the average Australian has more than 9 different medicines in their home - and many of these are out-of-date. In Be Medicinewise Week 2014 we remind Australians of the importance of medication safety and being medicinewise. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/does-your-medicine-cabinet-need-a-clean-out-many-australians-keep-expired-medicines-in-their-home http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/does-your-medicine-cabinet-need-a-clean-out-many-australians-keep-expired-medicines-in-their-home Should I take my medicines with or without food? Food can affect how medicine works or cause unwanted side effects. Some medicines come with label recommendations about when they should be taken with respect to food/drink, eg,'Take on an empty stomach'. If you are unsure, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/Medicinewise-questions/medicinewise-questions/taking-medicines-with-or-without-food http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/Medicinewise-questions/medicinewise-questions/taking-medicines-with-or-without-food Level 2 Heading Prescription - Placeholder page description Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:33:16 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/sandbox/ladoo/prescription-builder-template/prescriptions/heloo http://www.nps.org.au/sandbox/ladoo/prescription-builder-template/prescriptions/heloo Section 1.2 Prescription - Placeholder page description Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:19:52 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/sandbox/ladoo/prescription-builder-template/prescriptions/section-1/section-1.2 http://www.nps.org.au/sandbox/ladoo/prescription-builder-template/prescriptions/section-1/section-1.2 Section 1.1 Prescription - Placeholder page description Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:19:41 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/sandbox/ladoo/prescription-builder-template/prescriptions/section-1/section-1.1 http://www.nps.org.au/sandbox/ladoo/prescription-builder-template/prescriptions/section-1/section-1.1 Prescriptions Prescription - Placeholder page description Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:40:07 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/sandbox/ladoo/prescription-builder-template/prescriptions http://www.nps.org.au/sandbox/ladoo/prescription-builder-template/prescriptions Tricks of the trade in drug promotion Direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs is prohibited in Australia, but drugs are advertised to healthcare professionals. An article in the latest Australian Prescriber examines the issue Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/tricks-of-the-trade-in-drug-promotion http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/tricks-of-the-trade-in-drug-promotion