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 COPD medicines and inhalers: stepping through the options General practitioners (GPs) can keep up to date with the latest structured approach to help clarify where the newer options, including fixed-dose combination inhalers, fit within the latest COPD-X management guidelines. Book a free educational visit now. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:18:31 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/cpd/activities/educational-visits/copd-medicines-and-inhalers-stepping-through-the-options http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/cpd/activities/educational-visits/copd-medicines-and-inhalers-stepping-through-the-options Prescription-only codeine? Talk to your doctor about the many ways to manage pain Products containing codeine will be available on prescription only from 1 Feb 2018. NPS MedicineWise is urging people to talk with their doctor or pharmacist about the best way to manage pain following this decision. Tue, 20 Dec 2016 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/prescription-only-codeine-talk-to-your-doctor-about-the-many-ways-to-manage-pain http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/prescription-only-codeine-talk-to-your-doctor-about-the-many-ways-to-manage-pain New report: Contradicting views on reasons behind unnecessary tests A new report from Choosing Wisely Australia® shows that many people still want their doctors to conduct all the available tests related to their condition regardless of need. Thu, 15 Dec 2016 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/new-report-contradicting-views-on-reasons-behind-unnecessary-tests http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/new-report-contradicting-views-on-reasons-behind-unnecessary-tests MedicineInsight data MedicineInsight is a quality improvement program that collects data on the prescribing behaviour of general practitioners in Australia. Find out more. Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/medicineinsight/interested-in-medicineinsight-data http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/medicineinsight/interested-in-medicineinsight-data Connect - Summer 2016/17 In this issue: CEO Update │Antibiotic Awareness Week 2016│New program on ankle and knee imaging│ Choosing Wisely Australia│ Annual General Meeting Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/connect/2016/connect-summer-201617 http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/connect/2016/connect-summer-201617 Top ten drugs in Australia 2015-16 Details of the latest top 10 subsidised drugs for the year in Australia. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/top-ten-drugs-in-australia-2015-16 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/top-ten-drugs-in-australia-2015-16 Iron deficiency more common than you think Iron deficiency is very common. It affects a high number of those who are very young and very old, and people with restrictive dietary patterns such as vegetarians and vegans. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/iron-deficiency-more-common-than-you-think http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/iron-deficiency-more-common-than-you-think Antibiotics and gut health: Finding the right balance This Antibiotic Awareness Week (14-20 November), Australians are being urged to handle antibiotics with care—not just because of the threat of antibiotic resistance, but because their use can also result in significant side effects. Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotics-and-gut-health-finding-the-right-balance http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotics-and-gut-health-finding-the-right-balance NPS Direct – October 2016 Imaging options for acute ankle and knee injuries | Antibiotic Awareness Week | National survey on antibiotic use Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2016/october http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2016/october Antibiotic Resistance: Here and now This global Antibiotic Awareness Week (14-20 November 2016), Australians are being urged to understand that antibiotic resistance is happening here and now, with increased rates of resistance being reported to many commonly-used antibiotics. Sun, 13 Nov 2016 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotic-resistance-here-and-now http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotic-resistance-here-and-now NPS MedicineWise welcomes ‘one health’ approach to antibiotic resistance NPS MedicineWise has welcomed the announcement by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce and the Minister for Health and Aged Care, Sussan Ley on the implementation of the National Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Strategy 2015-2019. Fri, 11 Nov 2016 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/NPS-MedicineWise-welcomes-one-health-approach-to-antibiotic-resistance http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/NPS-MedicineWise-welcomes-one-health-approach-to-antibiotic-resistance Antibiotic resistance in Australia: here and now Is antibiotic resistance really a problem for this generation? Here we present the latest evidence on antibiotic resistance in Australia, with a focus on primary care and community settings, and summarise what health professionals and patients can do to help. Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2016/antibiotic-resistance-in-australia-here-and-now http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2016/antibiotic-resistance-in-australia-here-and-now Antibiotic Awareness Week 2016: tackling a global health problem The urgent need to tackle growing antibiotic resistance is the focus of an awareness campaign backed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) in partnership with other leading health and livestock organisations and agencies. Thu, 10 Nov 2016 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotic-awareness-week2016-tackling-a-global-health-problem http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotic-awareness-week2016-tackling-a-global-health-problem Help halt the bugs this Antibiotic Awareness Week During the global Antibiotic Awareness Week, NPS MedicineWise will be reminding Australians that regular hand washing is an important part of preventing illness and stopping the spread of infection-causing bacteria—and that less bacterial infection can reduce the need for antibiotics. Thu, 10 Nov 2016 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/help-halt-the-bugs-this-antibiotic-awareness-week http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/help-halt-the-bugs-this-antibiotic-awareness-week Antibiotic treatments: how to choose them wisely Antibiotic recommendations and resources from Choosing Wisely Australia Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:58:07 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/antibiotic-awareness-week/for-individuals/antibiotic-treatments-choosing-wisely http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/antibiotic-awareness-week/for-individuals/antibiotic-treatments-choosing-wisely What we do NPS MedicineWise works with health professionals, consumers, Government and industry to improve the health of all Australians through Quality Use of Medicines. Read about our programs and work across Australia and internationally. Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do About NPS MedicineWise Independent, evidence-based and not-for-profit, NPS MedicineWise provides practical tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests. Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/about-us http://www.nps.org.au/about-us Practice Update – Spring 2016 This latest issue includes a welcome from the MedicineInsight Program Manager, new insights on the benefits of educational visits and a chance to meet the team. Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/practice-update/2016/spring-2016 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/practice-update/2016/spring-2016 Ankle & knee imaging: new program on your imaging choices NPS MedicineWise has launched a new health professional program on ankle and knee imaging. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/ankle-And-knee-imaging-new-program-on-your-imaging-choices http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/ankle-And-knee-imaging-new-program-on-your-imaging-choices Handle antibiotics with care: Antibiotic Awareness Week 2016 Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual, global event that encourages people around the world to use antibiotics responsibly. This year, the week is on from 14 – 20 November with the theme ‘handle antibiotics with care’. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/handle-antibiotics-with-care http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/handle-antibiotics-with-care