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 Choosing Wisely Australia launching in 2015 Australia’s medical community will unite in 2015 for a new initiative - Choosing Wisely Australia®. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/choosing-wisely-australia-launching-in-2015 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/choosing-wisely-australia-launching-in-2015 Biosimilars: what's in a name? The TGA naming proposal for biosimilars has been suspended pending consideration of an alternative proposal announced by the WHO, which proposes identification by glycoform profile, manufacturer and place of manufacture through use of an international non-proprietary name (INN) and a biological qualifier (BQ). Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2015/naming-biosimilars http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2015/naming-biosimilars New NPS MedicineWise honorary members NPS MedicineWise has appointed three new honorary members following an extensive call for nominations. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/new-nps-medicinewise-honorary-members http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/new-nps-medicinewise-honorary-members Clinical Services Specialist Are you passionate about health? Are you a qualified health professional? Would you like the opportunity to deliver innovative programs? Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-services-specialist-css http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-services-specialist-css Marketing Services Manager Champion marketing strategies and tactical marketing plans for new and existing products, programs and markets Maximum Term two year contract Surry Hills location – short walk from Central Station Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/marketing-services-manager http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/marketing-services-manager Process Improvement & Support Officer Do you have advanced leadership skills? Do you have a high level of quality improvement expertise? Maternity Cover until Nov 2015 Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/process-improvement-support-officer http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/process-improvement-support-officer Antibiotic resistance: Remains a serious health threat despite discovery NPS MedicineWise reminds Australians that antibiotic resistance remains a serious health problem, despite the discovery of teixobactin. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotic-resistance-remains-a-serious-health-threat-despite-discovery http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/antibiotic-resistance-remains-a-serious-health-threat-despite-discovery Medicines can make skin more sensitive to the sun: NPS MedicineWise Many medicines can increase skin sensitivity to the sun. This summer NPS MedicineWise advises Australians to check their medicines packaging. Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/medicines-can-make-skin-more-sensitive-to-the-sun-nps-medicinewise http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/medicines-can-make-skin-more-sensitive-to-the-sun-nps-medicinewise 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? Thu, 08 Jan 2015 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 Fatigue information prescription Designed to allow a health professional to select information about a medicine, condition, medical test or other health topic from a list of options, to create a unique, personalised ‘fact sheet’ for every patient. This fact sheet can then be printed or saved as a PDF. Thu, 08 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-health-professionals/resources-and-tools/fatigue-information-prescription http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-health-professionals/resources-and-tools/fatigue-information-prescription Antibiotics in infancy linked to childhood obesity New research suggests a link between use of antibiotics in infants in the first 2 years of life and later childhood obesity; a causative link is yet to be demonstrated. Can increased antibiotic exposure in infancy lead to obesity? Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2014/infancy-antibiotics-obesity http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2014/infancy-antibiotics-obesity e-Learning Assistant Do you have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills? Are you up to date with the latest in educational technologies? Great Surry Hills location – close to Central Station! Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/e-learning-assistant http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/e-learning-assistant Be wise with complementary medicines: Interactions and side effects can happen NPS MedicineWise reminds all Australians that complementary medicines can cause side effects and interact with other over-the-counter and prescription medicines. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/be-wise-with-complementary-medicines-interactions-and-side-effects-can-happen http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/be-wise-with-complementary-medicines-interactions-and-side-effects-can-happen Project Manager (e-Health & Technology Projects) Want to contribute to positive and meaningful technology enablement projects? Looking to maintain a work life balance? Great Surry Hills location – close to Central station! Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/project-manager-e-health-and-technology-projects http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/project-manager-e-health-and-technology-projects 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