Blackmores launches new online tool


The free peer-reviewed guide can be used “on the pharmacy floor” to check interactions between complementary and prescriptions medicines

Blackmore’s Complementary Medicine Interactions Guide will provide pharmacists with current, evidence-based information at the click of a button to identify potential interactions.

“Pharmacists have cited the need for practice-ready tools to support their counselling of patients in the quality use of complementary medicines, and this tool has been developed in direct response to these requests,” says Blackmores Institute Director, Dr Lesley Braun.

“It’s a quick and accessible way to get reliable evidence-based information, even on the pharmacy floor.

“And it’s been designed to be simple and responsive to give healthcare professionals the confidence to access during a consultation,” says Dr Braun.

So far feedback on the tool has been very positive.

“Pharmacists have told me that it can be difficult to keep up to date with the latest complementary medicine information. Initial feedback has been that this is a much-needed practical tool and a quick way to get quality information,” she says.

To be officially launched at the Blackmores Institute Symposium this weekend, the online guide will be available for free from the website, blackmoresinstitute.org/interactions.

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