A-Z listing of publications relevant to NMP
A-Z listing of publications relevant to National Medicines Policy (NMP).
Donations of medicines to developing countries or in disaster situations are often viewed as a practical means of providing much needed help. Unfortunately, not all drug donations are helpful, and inappropriate donations can be useless or even dangerous.
APAC oversaw the development by one of its member organisations, the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, of Australian guidelines for drug donations. These guidelines are in accordance with guidelines provided by the World Health Organizations, and cover the selection of drugs to be donated, the quality and self-life of donated drugs, presentation, packaging and labelling, export and transport, and Federal Permits. They are a significant resource for community and humanitarian aid groups who wish to make a truly useful contribution to help address the medical problems faced by developing, war-ravaged, and disaster struck countries.
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The Be Wise with Medicines brochure aims to provide consumers with an overview of the different types of medicines available and how to use them wisely. It also includes information about communicating with your health care team, how to make your lifestyle healthier and ways to save money when purchasing prescription medicines.
The Be Wise with Medicines brochure aims to provide consumers with an overview of the different types of medicines available and how to use them wisely.
It also includes information about communicating with your health care team, how to make your lifestyle healthier and ways to save money when purchasing prescription medicines.
PDF printable version of Be Wise with Medicines (PDF 1005 KB)
PDF printable version of Medilist and Health Record (PDF 77 KB)
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Consumer Perspectives on Managing Multiple Medicines - PHARM
Outlines the findings of a series of consultations with consumers who use multiple medicines on a long-term basis. The consultations were undertaken by the PHARM Consumer Sub-Committee in 1998-2000. The consultations sought to identify the problems consumers face in managing multiple medicines and their suggested solutions to those problems. The report's findings highlight a range of important issues regarding the quality use of medicines from a consumer perspective that should inform the activities of all stakeholders in the quality use of medicines arena.
Guiding principles for medication management in residential aged care facilities (2012)
This document is a revision of the Guidelines for Medication Management in Residential Aged Care Facilities (2002) published by the former Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Council (APAC).
APAC has released the Guiding principles to achieve continuity in medication management, which is a revision of the 1998 APAC National guidelines to achieve the continuum of quality use of medicines between hospital and community.
These Guiding Principles have been developed to provide assistance for consumers to move safely and effectively among multiple health care providers and settings. They are to be applied by all health care providers, partners and settings across the health care continuum.
There is an expectation that all stakeholders involved in the continuity of medication management between episodes of care will work towards implementing the Guiding Principles by aligning standard operating procedures and assigning responsibilities as appropriate and according to ability, skills and competence.
PHARM Direct to Consumer Advertising of prescription medicines & the Quality Use of Medicines
Quality Use of Medicines - A Decade of Research, Development and Service Activity 1991 - 2001
Towards A Consumer-Led Strategy For The Quality Use Of Medicines In Australia
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