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Handle antibiotics with care: antibiotic awareness week

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 2:37 pm | NPS MedicineWise

Antibiotic Awareness Week will take place from 16–22 November and is endorsed by the World Health Organization, acknowledging the global importance of this growing public health issue. More >>

See Your Doctor If You’ve Stopped Your Statin

Monday, 15 June 2015, 11:24 am | NPS MedicineWise

See Your Doctor If You’ve Stopped Your Statin without Medical Advice: Nps Medicinewise NPS MedicineWise is today urging anyone who has stopped taking the cholesterol-lowing medicines known as statins without medical advice to make an appointment with their ... More >>

Fight Antibiotic Resistance Every Day in May

Friday, 8 May 2015, 12:10 pm | NPS MedicineWise

Ahead of the 2015 cold and flu season, NPS MedicineWise has launched an exciting new phase in its five year campaign to fight antibiotic resistance, 'Winter is coming', to encourage people to spread knowledge, not infection. More >>

Imagine a World without Antibiotics

Monday, 17 November 2014, 10:26 am | NPS MedicineWise

As Antibiotic Awareness Week 2014 is held across Australia from 17-23 November, NPS MedicineWise is asking all Australians to imagine a world without antibiotics and join the fight against antibiotic resistance. NPS MedicineWise CEO, Dr Lynn Weekes, ... More >>

Be Medicinewise This National Pain Week

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 4:28 pm | NPS MedicineWise

This National Pain Week (21 – 27 July 2014), NPS MedicineWise is urging people living with pain to know how to use pain relieving medicines safely, and to have a conversation with their health professional about both the type and dose of pain ... More >>

Check your child's vaccinations are up to date

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 12:59 pm | NPS MedicineWise

Following a recent spate of measles cases being reported in a number of Australian states, NPS MedicineWise is reminding parents to check whether their children’s immunisations are up to date before they head back to school next week. NPS MedicineWise ... More >>

Parents Can Lead the Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

Friday, 22 November 2013, 12:00 pm | NPS MedicineWise

Antibiotic Awareness Week 18-24 November 2013 One in 4 Aussie parents have kept left-over antibiotics or unfilled antibiotics prescriptions to use ‘next time’, according to new research released today for global Antibiotic Awareness Week. In ... More >>

Antibiotic Resistance - Be Part of the Solution

Monday, 18 November 2013, 11:33 am | NPS MedicineWise

Antibiotic Awareness Week 18-24 November 2013 Marking the start of Antibiotic Awareness Week 2013, NPS MedicineWise says Australia needs coordinated and collective action to address the spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs in both humans and animals. ... More >>

Risks And Benefits of New Pbs-Listed Anticoagulants

Monday, 2 September 2013, 4:23 pm | NPS MedicineWise

MEDIA RELEASE 2 SEPTEMBER 2013 Remember to Weigh up Risks And Benefits of New Pbs-Listed Anticoagulants NPS MedicineWise is reiterating safety messages around the newer anticoagulant medicines dabigatran (brand name Pradaxa) and apixaban (Eliquis) with their PBS listing ... More >>

Join the Urgent Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

Thursday, 11 July 2013, 1:59 pm | NPS MedicineWise

In light of a paper released by the Office of the Chief Scientist today, NPS MedicineWise is calling on every Australian to do their part in the fight against antibiotic resistance in our community. More >>

The Six Second Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

Friday, 31 May 2013, 4:05 pm | NPS MedicineWise

As cold and flu season sets in, NPS MedicineWise is launching as series of six-second videos to highlight the problem of antibiotic resistance in our communities. More >>