Be Medicinewise campaign
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
NPS launched a new long-term campaign in late January to enable Australians to become ‘medicinewise’ – to apply quality use of medicines and medical tests in their daily lives.
Each year around 140,000 Australians are hospitalised due to medicine mishaps, many of which involve double-dosing and interactions between medicines. These are often avoidable by being medicinewise – realising what is a medicine, knowing the active ingredient in your medicines and asking the right questions before taking a medicine.
The NPS website has been relaunched with a greater focus on consumer content including tips and resources. For more information visit www.nps.org.au/bemedicinewise