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Pain Relief Triple Strength

Ethical nutrients is proud to announce a new and exciting product to the range: pain relief triple strength Looking for a natural alternative for chronic pain relief? Ethical Nutrients now has a triple strength alternative. Pain Relief Triple Strength is an exclusive anti-inflammatory formulation containing high strength curcumin from enhanced absorption BCM-95® turmeric, designed to

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Staying Medicinewise Later In Life

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When it comes to using medicines wisely and safely – you are never too old to learn. It is said that with age comes wisdom. It would seem for many of us, with age also comes the increased likelihood of taking medicines on a regular basis. Health problems become more common as you get older,

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Combining Medicines – Is There a Safe Mix

Prescription medicines being taken alongside complementary medicines? Is this a safe habit? We’re warned about the potential “danger” but are those warnings perceived,  real or contrived? Integrative pharmacist Gerard Quigley tackles the questions. I ’m continually puzzled with this conundrum. Prescribed drugs are invariably accompanied by verbal precautions, written consumer medicines information leaflets (which  very

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Be Medicine Wise When You Travel This Holiday Season

Travellers planning their holiday season trips are urged to think ahead when it comes to medicines.  “Having a medicines mishap away from home can be really problematic,” says NPS Medicines Line Manager, Sarah Spagnardi. “However there are a few simple things you can do to be medicinewise this holiday season.”  “You should always carry a

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Don’t Forget Your Vaccinations if Travelling Overseas These Holidays

People travelling overseas for the holidays are reminded to have their appropriate vaccinations.  AMA (NSW) President, Dr Saxon Smith says:  “In a year where we’ve seen ongoing measles epidemics around the world and unvaccinated travellers bringing it back home to Australia, people heading overseas should be thinking about vaccination. “There are worse diseases than measles

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World Cancer Congress Focuses on Consumer Engagement

As one of the world leaders in cancer research Australia is proudly hosting the World Cancer Congress in Melbourne this week. As well as highlighting research which is improving cancer treatment, the congress is putting the spotlight on the importance of consumer engagement, with Cancer Australia hosting a number of sessions demonstrating best practice care

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Overuse of Pain Relievers Poses a Safety Risk

On the final day of Be Medicinewise Week 2014, NPS MedicineWise is reminding people that excess consumption of common pain relievers is a serious medicine safety issue. A recent poll* on behalf of NPS MedicineWise suggests that many Australians have exceeded the maximum daily dose of over-the-counter painkillers, potentially posing significant risks to their health.

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Are you Taking Your Prescription Medicines Safely?

In a poll undertaken by NPS MedicineWise, results reveal that while a high number of respondents take prescription medicines, advice on taking medicines safely and effectively is not necessarily being followed. The polling indicates as many as one in three respondents take prescription medicines daily and most Australians have taken a prescription medicine at some

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Be Smart about Complementary Medicines

Australians spend well over $1 billion each year on complementary medicines. On day two of Be Medicinewise Week 2014, NPS MedicineWise is urging Australians to be aware of the importance of telling your health professional about all the medicines you take to avoid the risk of possible interactions. Multivitamins and mineral supplements are widely used

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Time to Clean out Expired Medicines

Are your medicines helping or hindering? Figures indicate many Australians are keeping expired medicines in their home, raising the issue of medication safety. During Medicinewise Week this week, NPS MedicineWise is reminding all people who take medicines to be aware of their safe use. Chief Executive of NPS MedicineWise, Dr Lynn Weekes AM, says that Be

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