Save the date: Be Medicinewise Week this year is 19–25 August 2019

The annual Be Medicinewise Week will take place this year on 19–25 August.

Coordinated by health not-for-profit NPS MedicineWise, this year’s Be Medicinewise Week is all about how to get the most out of your medicines, safely.

NPS MedicineWise CEO Steve Morris says the week is a fixture in the national health calendar.

“This Be Medicinewise Week, we’ll share messages about how to be medicinewise in plain English as well as in a range of community languages,” says Mr Morris.

“This will be the 9th Be Medicinewise Week in Australia, with every year focusing on different ways Australians can get the most out of their prescription, over-the-counter and complementary medicines.”

More details will be announced over the coming months at


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