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Patients in hospital should feel comfortable asking questions about their medicines, says the SHPA. The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia is supporting NPS Medicinewise’ Be Medicinewise Week, which has …

Consumers might prefer to buy medicines in pharmacies, but they’re more likely to ask GPs about new medicines Four out of five Australians usually buy OTC and complementary medicines from …

Helping patients understand that OTCs and CMs are medicines is one of several ways in which pharmacists can help improve medicines literacy amongst Australians, says NPS MedicineWise CEO Dr Lynn …

As interest in buying medicines online grows, consumers will need to be more cautious than ever about where they buy their drugs, NPS MedicineWise’ Lynn Weekes warns – which means …

People are more likely to consult Google for diabetes information than visit a pharmacist, a new NPS MedicineWise survey shows The survey of Australians living with Type 2 diabetes—released by NPS MedicineWise …

NPS MedicineWise has announced that Be Medicinewise Week will be held this year from 22-28 August 2016. This year is the sixth annual Be Medicinewise Week, a national awareness week …

With cold and flu season underway, NPS MedicineWise has released an interactive online case study tailored by audience to GPs, pharmacists and nurses on otitis media and antibiotic prescribing. Dr …

Eye and ear care have long been well performing OTC categories yet with greater interaction and the benefit of S3 products up their sleeve, pharmacists can help guide customers on …

New findings launched today show that Australia has higher antimicrobial use than England, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands – and the number of antimicrobials prescribed in Australia continues …

A new educational program aims to help health professionals keep up to date with the latest evidence on second and third line medicines for lowering blood glucose. The latest NPS …

NPS MedicineWise has developed a new resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities on treatments for depression. The resource supports health care workers and their clients discuss treatments for depression …

A woman from Pennsylvania in the US has been found to be carrying bacteria resistant to the last-ditch antibiotic colistin, according to the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Researchers reported …