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Clinical trials: why are they important?
Clinical trials are a critical part of evidence-based medicine, as they help test out how new medical treatments, tests or vaccines will work. They often involve large numbers of people to make sure the new intervention is safe and effective.
Active ingredient prescribing: all you need to know
The way medicine information looks on your prescription from your doctor is changing. The change is part of an Australian Government initiative, and means most Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Repatriation PBS (RPBS) prescription medicines will be prescribed by their active ingredient rather than their brand name.
Opioid prescribing changes – improving safety, reducing harm
Living with pain can be challenging, whether it is short-term (also called acute) or an ongoing condition (also called chronic). Everyone experiences pain in a unique way. That means there is no one-size-fits-all approach to managing pain.
This content was developed with funding from the Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australian Government Department of Health.
This resource was developed in collaboration with the Painaustralia Consumer Advisory Group.