Podcast 36: Approaching difficult conversations with patients about opioid use
In this episode, NPS MedicineWise medical advisor Dr Caroline West speaks with Dr Richard O’Regan, an addiction medicine consultant with the Royal Perth Bentley Group about opioid addiction and how to have those very useful, but sometimes very difficult, conversations with patients.
Episode 35: Changing the conversation: 5 questions for patients and health professionals
In this episode, NPS MedicineWise medical advisor Dr Caroline West interviews Debra Letica and Ricky Spencer talk about how about Choosing Wisely and the 5 questions are resulting in empowering conversations between Health Professionals and patients and more appropriate care.
Biosimilars resource hub
Biosimilar medicines refer to medicines that are highly similar to a reference biological medicine.
This hub provides links to helpful resources on biological and biosimilar medicines.
Video: Living with dementia
A unique insight into living with dementia and the impact of psychotropic medicines.
Theresa Flavin, who has been diagnosed with dementia, shares her story.
Video series: Asking painful questions
Living with pain can be challenging. Finding the best possible management can also be challenging – because everyone experiences pain in a unique way. Hear more about the experiences of people living with pain and of healthcare professionals involved in pain management in the video series, Asking painful questions.
Our free publications
Therapeutic Guidelines Limited was recently selected by the Department of Health and Aged Care as the new publisher of Australian Prescriber. All volumes of the journal including new issues can be accessed in the website australianprescriber.tg.org.au
Vericiguat is a new medicine belonging to a novel class of medicines called soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) stimulators.
Our new and ongoing programs for healthcare professionals
A primary care data and quality improvement program developed and managed by NPS MedicineWise with funding support from the Australian Government Department of Health. MedicineInsight supports quality improvement in general practice, post-market surveillance of medicines, Australian health policy and primary care research.
Providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and practitioners with evidence-based education on quality and safe use of medicines, medical tests and other technologies. A component of the program will also provide consumer resources to help improve medicines literacy within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Practical information, tools and resources for health professionals and staff to help improve the quality of health care and safety for patients
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Find information on medicines by active ingredient or brand name
Medicines and brand names, explained
Keep track of medicines and access important health info any time and anywhere, especially in emergencies.