In this episode, NPS MedicineWise medical advisors Dr Caroline West and Dr Kate Annear discuss the cumulative effects of anticholinergic medicines. Not always front of mind, these medicines can cause many problematic side effects and can lead to poor health outcomes including increased risk of falls and cognitive decline. The podcast explores medicines with anticholinergic effects and what can be done.
In this episode, NPS MedicineWise medical advisor Dr Caroline West interviews Professor Julie Leask to discuss the COVID 19 vaccination and it’s availability to children over the age of 12. They discuss the hesitancy some parents have toward the vaccines and how to address the questions parents have.
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.
A series of four educational videos which aim to support effective conversations between health professionals and patients about the use of opioids for managing chronic non-cancer pain.
This animated video from NPS MedicineWise and the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) provides information to people who may be considering taking opioids for chronic (ongoing) non-cancer pain.
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A wrap-up of medicines newly listed or changed on the PBS on 1 November 2021
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