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Managing Blood Pressure – Part of the Diabetes Trifecta

Monday, 13 May 2013, 1:03 pm | NPS

This World Hypertension Day, NPS MedicineWise is urging people with diabetes to manage their blood pressure and cholesterol in concert with managing their blood glucose (sugar) levels. NPS Clinical Adviser Dr Philippa Binns says that a growing ... More >>

Store Medicines Safely In The Heat: NPS Medicinewise

Tuesday, 8 January 2013, 3:41 pm | NPS

With a heatwave sweeping the country, NPS MedicineWise is reminding people that extremes in temperature, particularly heat, can impact the effectiveness of medicines. More >>

Minster Marks Antibiotic Awareness Week, 12-18 November 2012

Monday, 12 November 2012, 12:05 pm | NPS

Today marks the beginning of global Antibiotic Awareness Week and for the first time in Australia, doctors, pharmacists, hospitals staff, and consumers alike will take part in a national program of activities designed to combat antibiotic resistance. ... More >>

Will Antibiotics Affect My Contraceptive?

Thursday, 23 August 2012, 1:36 pm | NPS

NPS MedicineWise has released information for consumers about taking antibiotics when also using hormonal contraceptives, explaining that there are only two antibiotics that affect how hormonal contraceptives work. More >>

Endometriosis – timely recognition is needed

Wednesday, 1 August 2012, 12:21 pm | NPS

Endometriosis causes pelvic pain and infertility, but its impact on women could be reduced by early recognition of the symptoms of the disease, according to Dr Kirsten Black and Professor Ian Fraser of Sydney University and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, ... More >>

5 Questions To Ask When You Are Offered An Alternative Brand

Friday, 30 March 2012, 2:21 pm | NPS

30 MARCH 2012 5 Questions To Ask When You Are Offered An Alternative Brand Of Medicine: Be Medicinewise Week 2012 NPS has released a new quick question guide for consumers designed to help them make a safe and confident choice between medicine brands. Available ... More >>

1 In 5 Australians Experienced Adverse Effect from Medicine

Wednesday, 28 March 2012, 2:04 pm | NPS

28 March 2012 1 In 5 Australians Have Experienced An Adverse Effect From Their Medicine: NPS Shows You How To Be Medicinewise New research from NPS* has found 1 in 5 Australians have experienced an adverse effect from their medicine in the past 12 months, like ... More >>

Training In Good Medicine Improves Aboriginal Health

Thursday, 22 March 2012, 4:27 pm | NPS

22 MARCH 2012 Training In Good Medicine Improves Aboriginal Health This year on National Close the Gap Day — 22 March 2012 — NPS is playing its part through its work with Aboriginal Health Workers and pharmacists to increase people’s understanding ... More >>

Statins Important for Those At Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Friday, 2 March 2012, 12:26 pm | NPS

NPS is urging people taking statins to continue to take their medicine as prescribed and to see their doctor if they are unsure about the benefit of the medicine for them. More >>