NPS Media Releases – 1. RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: Getting the facts straight about methotrexate 2. National Medicinewise Awards: Call for entries

1. RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: Getting the facts straight about methotrexate

Free webinar
Thursday, 12 April 2018
7:00 – 8:00 pm AEST

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Dispelling the myths about low-dose methotrexate
Persistence with methotrexate therapy by people with rheumatoid arthritis is variable – due partly to misconceptions about the medicine.
Pharmacists play an important role in helping to reduce consumer anxiety about potential toxicity, managing side effects and reinforcing the benefits of low-dose methotrexate in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Interdisciplinary discussion
Join our webinar for an interdisciplinary discussion to help dispel some myths and misconceptions about methotrexate treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and reinforce your role in communicating with patients to support medicine adherence and persistence.


Dr Mona Marabani, Dr David Liew, Associate Professor Morton Rawlin, Mr Jarrod McMaugh 

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We look forward to you being part of the conversation — NPS MedicineWise


2. National Medicinewise Awards: Call for entries

Time is running out to enter the National Medicinewise Awards – will you nominate someone?

Don’t miss your chance to recognise Australia’s innovative contributions to quality use of medicines and other health technologies.

About the awards

The National Medicinewise Awards will be presented as part of the prestigious gala dinner at the National Medicines Symposium (NMS) held in Canberra this 30 May – 1 June 2018.

Individuals, groups and organisations can submit an entry to recognise their own achievements or the achievements of others.


Consumer initiatives: community or population level

   Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander initiatives [new category]

   Health professional programs: < $100,000 budget

   Health professional programs: > $100,000 budget

   Excellence in consumer information

   Excellence in e-health resources

   Excellence in media reporting


Winners will receive complimentary registration to NMS 2020 along with widespread recognition, promotion and acknowledgement of their efforts in improving quality use of medicines and other health technologies.

Entries and nominations are open until 6 April 2018.

To learn more about NMS visit

Submit your entry today


From left to right: Peter Turner, Chair NPSMedicineWise, Lisa Pont, Health professional programs < $100,000 budget winner, Lynn Weekes, CEO NPS MedicineWis

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