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 Saxagliptin and heart failure: what’s the risk? A postmarketing trial of saxagliptin has found a small but statistically significant rise in heart failure hospitalisations but no effect on deaths due to cardiovascular events. How will this affect saxagliptin's use in practice? Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/health-news-evidence/2014/saxagliptin-heart-failure http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/health-news-evidence/2014/saxagliptin-heart-failure Expert judging panel to decide 2014 National Medicinewise Awards NPS MedicineWise is today pleased to announce the judging panel to decide the winners of the 2014 National Medicinewise Awards. The National Medicinewise Awards are awarded biennially, recognising outstanding Australian contributions to quality use of medicines and medical tests. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Expert-judging-panel-to-decide-2014-National-Medicinewise-Awards http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Expert-judging-panel-to-decide-2014-National-Medicinewise-Awards National Medicines Symposium 2014 program The National Medicines Symposium offers an exciting program designed to provide the latest and the controversial in the medicines and health environment. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/national-medicines-symposium/program http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/national-medicines-symposium/program NPS MedicineWise announces winner of Asia-Pacific quality use of medicines scholarship The winner of the National Medicines Symposium 2014 Asia-Pacific quality use of medicines scholarship has been announced today ahead of next month’s biennial National Medicines Symposium (NMS 2014), to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 21–23 May. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/NPS-MedicineWise-announces-winner-of-Asia-Pacific-quality-use-of-medicines-scholarship http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/NPS-MedicineWise-announces-winner-of-Asia-Pacific-quality-use-of-medicines-scholarship NPS Direct – April 2014 April items: Statin use and haemorrhagic stroke | Emergency contraception: a weighty concern for women > 70 kg | Medicines in pregnancy — safe? | Low-dose quetiapine: place in therapy? | Strontium ranelate: black box warning added to Product Information | Fast five — Get set for winter | MedicineInsight reaches 200 practices | Peace of mind for your patients with the new MedicineList+ app | Online case studies: stroke prevention, diabetes Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-direct/2014/april http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-direct/2014/april Parkinson's medicines Parkinson’s disease, a progressive condition that affects control of your body movements, has no cure, but there are many treatments - including medicines - that can help to alleviate the symptoms. Read more Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicines-talk/2014/medicinestalk-no.-46-march-2014/parkinsons-medicines http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicines-talk/2014/medicinestalk-no.-46-march-2014/parkinsons-medicines Families of people with dementia urged to participate in monitoring their treatment Following the release of a Senate Committee report on the care of Australians living with dementia, NPS MedicineWise is urging the families of people with dementia to play a part in monitoring treatment of their loved one, especially if the person with dementia has been prescribed antipsychotics to manage some of the behavioural or psychological problems associated with the condition. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Families-of-people-with-dementia-urged-to-participate-in-monitoring-their-treatment http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Families-of-people-with-dementia-urged-to-participate-in-monitoring-their-treatment Residential aged care facilities well placed to improve antipsychotic use in dementia NPS MedicineWise has welcomed the recommendations of the recently released Senate Committee report on the care of Australians living with dementia and is encouraging residential aged care facilities to tackle the overuse of antipsychotics medicines in people with behavioural or psychological problems associated with dementia Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Residential-aged-care-facilities-well-placed-to-improve-antipsychotic-use-in-dementia http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/Residential-aged-care-facilities-well-placed-to-improve-antipsychotic-use-in-dementia Adding and editing medicines Answers to commonly asked questions on how to add and edit medicines on the MedicineList+ app for iPhone Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/iphone-faqs/for-individuals/adding-medicines http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/iphone-faqs/for-individuals/adding-medicines Measurements and test results Answers to commonly asked questions on how to add and edit test results on the MedicineList+ app for iPhone Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/iphone-faqs/for-individuals/measurements-and-tests http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/iphone-faqs/for-individuals/measurements-and-tests Your health professional information Answers to commonly asked questions on how to add and edit health professional info on the MedicineList+ app for iPhone Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/iphone-faqs/for-individuals/health-professional-details http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/iphone-faqs/for-individuals/health-professional-details Personal details (profiles) Answers to commonly asked questions on how to create and edit profiles on the MedicineList+ app for iPhone Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/iphone-faqs/for-individuals/profiles http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/iphone-faqs/for-individuals/profiles MedicineList+ settings Answers to commonly asked questions about the settings for the MedicineList+ app for iPhone Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/iphone-faqs/for-individuals/settings-and-more http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/iphone-faqs/for-individuals/settings-and-more Getting started Answers to commonly asked questions on how to get started with the MedicineList+ app for iPhone Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/android-faqs/for-individuals/getting-started http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/android-faqs/for-individuals/getting-started Reminders Answers to commonly asked questions on how to add and edit reminders on the MedicineList+ app for iPhone Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/android-faqs/for-individuals/reminders http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/android-faqs/for-individuals/reminders Getting started Answers to commonly asked questions on how to get started with the MedicineList+ app for iPhone Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/iphone-faqs/for-individuals/getting-started http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/iphone-faqs/for-individuals/getting-started Reminders Answers to commonly asked questions on how to add and edit reminders on the MedicineList+ app for iPhone Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/iphone-faqs/for-individuals/reminders http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/iphone-faqs/for-individuals/reminders Notes on the MedicineList+ app Answers to commonly asked questions on how to add and edit notes on the MedicineList+ app for iPhone Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/iphone-faqs/for-individuals/notes http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/iphone-faqs/for-individuals/notes Personal details (profiles) Answers to commonly asked questions on how to create and edit profiles on the MedicineList+ app for iPhone Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/android-faqs/for-individuals/profiles http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/android-faqs/for-individuals/profiles Your health professional information Answers to commonly asked questions on how to add and edit health professional info on the MedicineList+ app for iPhone Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/android-faqs/for-individuals/health-professional-details http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list/medicinelist-smartphone-app/android-faqs/for-individuals/health-professional-details