Prescription addiction can happen to anyone
Prescription medicines are responsible for more than 2 in 3 accidental drug-related deaths. Here's what you need to know about prescription addiction.
Is it safe to get a prescription for the contraceptive pill online?
You can now get a prescription for the oral contraceptive pill online and have it sent it your door, without seeing a GP. But experts are concerned.
Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines
There are some medicines you don't need a prescription for. These are called over-the-counter (OTC) medicines.
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
Using the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), Australians can access a wide range of prescription medicines without paying full price.
Buying medicines online
Buying medicines on the internet has its advantages, but there is a risk of losing your money, damaging your health or breaking the law.
Scheduling of medicines and poisons
The scheduling of medicines is a national classification system that controls how medicines and poisons are made availiable to the public.
How to read Consumer Medicine Information (CMI)
Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) leaflets provide information about the medicine you are taking. Find out where to get a CMI and how to use them.
Children don't always need medicine to treat illnesses. But if you do need to give your child medicine, here are some useful tips.
Home medicines review
It’s important to manage your medicines correctly. A free home medicines review (HMR) by a pharmacist can help make sure that your medicines are safe.
Questions to ask before taking a medicine
It's important to learn about your medicines before you take them. Here are some questions you can ask your doctor or pharmacist about medicines.