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2. MEDICINEWISE UPDATE
Announcing the launch of the latest Be Medicinewise Week campaign from NPS MedicineWiseBe Medicinewise Week 20-26 August 2018: Our families matter, so it’s important to make safe and wise decisions about medicines and health.
For 8 years, Be Medicinewise Week has been encouraging Australians to make good decisions about medicines, medical tests and other health choices.
See below for more information on how to share the Be Medicinewise Week messages. We invite you to share this with your organisation and networks and help support this year’s campaign.
This year our focus is on medicinewise families. Medicines are part of most people’s lives, so it’s critical to have access to all the information we need about the medicines we, and our family members, are taking.
Important information that medicinewise families need to know includes:
|▷||Taking medicines during pregnancy|
|▷||Taking medicines while breastfeeding|
|▷||How to give medicine to a child in your care|
|▷||How to remember what medicines you’re taking|
|▷||How much medicine to take and when to take it|
|▷||How to store medicines correctly|
Find out more about how to be medicinewise
|▷||Find out 5 questions to ask your doctor about medicines and more about
Be Medicinewise Week at nps.org.au/bemedicinewise
|▷||Find out 5 questions to ask your doctor from Choosing Wisely Australia|
|▷||Call our Medicines Line on 1300 MEDICINE (1300 633 424)|
|▷||Download our free Medicinewise app|
|▷||Follow us on Facebook and Twitter|