Episode 32: Champix / Varenicline recall
NPS MedicineWise educational visitor and pharmacist Kara Joyce is joined by Dr Anna Samecki, to discuss the recent TGA alert around varenicline (marketed as Champix) and the implications for practice.
Video: Living with dementia
A unique insight into living with dementia and the impact of psychotropic medicines.
Theresa Flavin, who has been diagnosed with dementia, shares her story.
Episode 31: Medicines safety, health literacy and the National Medicines Policy in a pandemic world
Adj A/Prof Steve Morris is joined by Professor Andrew McLachlan, Head of School and Dean of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney, to discuss how the COVID pandemic has sparked a growing interest among consumers in medicines and treatments.
Video series: Asking painful questions
Living with pain can be challenging. Finding the best possible management can also be challenging – because everyone experiences pain in a unique way. Hear more about the experiences of people living with pain and of healthcare professionals involved in pain management in the video series, Asking painful questions.
Opioids: Communication videos
A series of four educational videos which aim to support effective conversations between health professionals and patients about the use of opioids for managing chronic non-cancer pain.
Opioids information video
This animated video from NPS MedicineWise and the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) provides information to people who may be considering taking opioids for chronic (ongoing) non-cancer pain.
Our new and ongoing programs for healthcare professionals
A primary care data and quality improvement program developed and managed by NPS MedicineWise with funding support from the Australian Government Department of Health. MedicineInsight supports quality improvement in general practice, post-market surveillance of medicines, Australian health policy and primary care research.
Providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and practitioners with evidence-based education on quality and safe use of medicines, medical tests and other technologies. A component of the program will also provide consumer resources to help improve medicines literacy within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Practical information, tools and resources for health professionals and staff to help improve the quality of health care and safety for patients
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Find information on medicines by active ingredient or brand name
Medicines and brand names, explained
Keep track of medicines and access important health info any time and anywhere, especially in emergencies.