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Monash University’s Dr Ken Harvey has highlighted issues around the AUST L listing on complementary medicines, which consumers do not understand well, he says, as well as the process for …

A study of adults who had recently purchased children’s paracetamol has indicated that many people don’t know basic information about the commonly used medicine. Presented at last week’s National Medicines …

Medicines shortages in community pharmacy are having a huge impact on pharmacists and patients, potentially driving patients to seek their medicine overseas, according to a new study presented as a …

Following the broadcast of the ABC’s Four Corners episode last night on complementary medicines, NPS MedicineWise is reminding people to take these medicines with care. NPS MedicineWise CEO Dr Lynn …

Depression is common and is estimated to affect 1 in 20 Australians each year. In 2013–14, there were 14,933,534 PBS prescriptions dispensed for antidepressants, for people aged 18 to 64 …

The percentage of consumers who report asking doctors for antibiotics dropped from 17% in 2014 to 13% in 2015, while programs across seven different therapeutic areas in the 2013-14 financial …

The latest Pharmacy Practice Review developed by NPS MedicineWise is available in an express version, which NPS says makes it a perfect choice for time-poor pharmacists to earn CPD credits. …

Alzheimer’s Australia and NPS MedicineWise have launched a campaign to educate and empower people living with a diagnosis of dementia—and the people involved in their care—about their rights when it …

The Choosing Wisely Australia campaign has today released 61 recommendations of tests, treatments and procedures that may not be necessary and could cause harm to Australian patients. The 61 recommendations …

A new health professional learning program on depression launched by NPS MedicineWise focuses on quality use of medicines and the evidence for a range of non-pharmacological strategies. Healthcare professionals are …

Applications close this Friday 19 February for the ‘quality use of medicines’ scholarship which allows a health academic, health worker or policy maker from the Asia-Pacific region to travel to …

Local and international medical experts and health professionals will converge in Canberra from 18-20 May 2016 to take part in the ninth National Medicines Symposium: Making wise decisions about medicines, …