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.
Medicine and side effects
Side effects are unwanted effects of a medicine. Learn about where to get information on medicine side effects and how to get help.
Children don't always need medicine to treat illnesses. But if you do need to give your child medicine, here are some useful tips.
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.
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.
Better access to an overdose-reversing medication could save lives
A nasal spray has been added to the PBS, meaning many Australians could be saved from overdosing on prescription and illicit opioids.
There's a range of pain-relief medicines for acute or chronic pain, including over-the-counter and prescription medication. All have possible side effects.