Our latest research and evaluations is published regularly in:
- Medicinewise News
- 17 March 2015
Blood pressure: measure, manage, monitor
Blood pressure (BP) measurement is used to assess and manage absolute cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Read this review of hypertension diagnosis and treatment.
- 16 March 2015
Proton pump inhibitors: too much of a good thing?
Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for heartburn and reflux has increased. Lifestyle measures and regular review of patients can help reduce PPI use.
- 16 February 2015
Mifepristone (Mifepristone Linepharma) followed by misoprostol (GyMiso) for terminating early pregnancy
Information for women who are considering medical termination of early pregnancy using mifepristone (RU486) and misoprostol.
- 9 February 2015
Accidental fentanyl exposure in children can be fatal
Infants and children are at higher risk of accidental exposure to fentanyl, a potent opioid that treats pain. Fentanyl patches are particularly dangerous. Read more.
- 1 October 2014
Is paracetamol effective for low back pain?
An Australian study has found that paracetamol is not effective for acute low back pain. What does the trial tell us, and what is the best way to manage acute low back pain?
- 11 August 2014
Worried about dabigatran (Pradaxa)?
Stopping dabigatran suddenly is dangerous, and could put you at risk of blood clots, leading to a stroke. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits for you before making any decision about stopping dabigatran.
- 7 March 2014
Ultrasound during pregnancy
Ultrasound is routinely used to monitor the health and development of unborn babies. Find out about how it is used, and whether it is safe for you and the baby.
- 28 February 2014
Magnesium, a treatment for leg cramps?
Quinine was once standard for leg cramps but has proved to have too many adverse effects. Is magnesium an option for patients with leg cramps?
Contact our media team
If you are a journalist seeking comment on a story or more information on any of our programs or campaigns please contact the NPS MedicineWise media team
on 02 8217 8667.
For urgent media requests outside of office hours, please call 0419 618 365. If your request is not urgent you can also email an enquiry.
Publications & Programs
Australian Prescriber is an independent peer-reviewed journal that provides critical commentary on drugs and therapeutics for health professionals.
Peak stories have included the top 10 most expensive drugs, eradication of Hepatitis C, drug seeking behaviours in people and more.
RADAR provides health professionals with timely information on new drugs, medical tests and changes to listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and Medicare Benefits Schedule.
Peak stories have included warfarin, campaigns urging doctors to seeing health reps, and treating Hepatitis C.