Tag Archives: prescription medicines

Travellers urged: carry medicines documents

The detention of an Australian for bringing prescription medicines into Bali without sufficient documentation has prompted a timely reminder for travellers. With the holiday season approaching, NPS MedicineWise is reminding Australians to plan ahead when they are travelling with medicines. NPS Pharmacist and Medicines Line Team Lead Nerida Packham says …

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Blackmores updates online guide

Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals can now check more than 300 potential interactions between complementary and prescription medicines. Blackmores Institute’s online Complementary Medicine Interactions Guide has been updated with the latest peer-reviewed data and new herbal and nutritional ingredients. This latest guide in the series, which has been reviewed and …

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SafeScript rolls out across Victoria

SafeScript is now online across the state of Victoria after its successful introduction in Western Victoria last October. Described as “Australia’s most comprehensive real-time prescription monitoring system”, it gives doctors, nurses and pharmacists access to up-to-the-minute information on the prescription history of their patients for high-risk medicines. Minister for Health …

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New legislation for real-time prescription monitoring in Victoria

Real-time prescription monitoring system will roll out across Victoria in 2018, with new laws passing the state’s parliament yesterday (October 19). The Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Real-time Prescription Monitoring) Bill 2017 establishes the real-time prescription-monitoring system, to be known as SafeScript. With this legislation milestone, Victoria will become …

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