Tag Archives: NPS MedicineWise

New grant supports specialist prescribing of bDMARDs

A consortium of health organisations has been awarded a new grant that will improve the use of biologic Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (bDMARDs). The bDMARDs grant that is $8.4 million over three years will enable consumers to get the most benefits from these complex medicines. “bDMARDs are a class of medicine …

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CALD communities face difficulties with medication info

During the annual Be MedicineWise week (August 19-25), NPS MedicineWise is working together with pharmacists in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities to help all Australians with knowing the language of medicines.  This is to ensure all Australians know and understand the medications they are taking, along with understanding the …

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PSA: meds review need is opportunity for pharmacy

Older Australians need to begin regular medicine reviews, which can be conducted by pharmacists, due to an increase in polypharmacy, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has reported. “As the report states, older people are likely to be using several medicines at once, which places them at greater risk of medicine-related harm,” …

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Knight’s time as Chair of NPS MedicineWise

Dr Andrew Knight has been appointed as the Chair of the NPS MedicineWise board. The Sydney-based GP, appointed last month, has served on the board since 2010. Dr Knight has taken over as Chair from Peter Turner, Non-Executive Director at Virtus Health. Mr Turner says he believes Dr Knight brings …

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Updates to MedicineWise app help ease carer role

Funded by Family and Community Services NSW, updates to the free NPS MedicineWise app now enable carers and healthcare workers of one or more people to keep details of everyone they care for in one app, including details of medicines.   The app updates also allow people who have more …

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