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Medicine and health products

Breast implant information

Provides information regarding poly implant protheses (PIP) breast implants. The 24 hours information line 1800 217 257 can assist individuals concerned about breast implants.

Department of Health

eHealth

Registering for an eHealth record will help you take control of your health and healthcare information. Over time, it will also give your healthcare professionals the information they need to provide you with the best possible care.

Department of Health

For travellers and visitors

Medicines brought into and taken out of Australia may be subject to respective import and export controls. Check what rules and requirements apply when you’re travelling with medicines or medical devices.

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Health products and medicines

Provides access to information about medicines, Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), medical devices and health products for consumers. These topics includes details about product recalls by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and traditional or alternative medicines.

Department of Health

Independent Review (PBS)

The Independent Review (PBS) was established as part of Australia's implementation of the pharmaceutical provisions of the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA). Independent review is available to any applicant whose submission to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) has not resulted in a recommendation to list the drug on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

Department of Health

Medication Management in Residential Aged Care

This site provides access to resources and tools related to medication management. The site has been designed for registered nurses working in residential aged care and each resource and tool has been reviewed to assess its usefulness for this audience. Links are provided to a wide variety of sites giving access to the most up-to-date policies and regulations, codes for guidance and guidelines.

National Prescribing Service Ltd

Medicines line

Medicines Line 1300 633 424 provides consumers with access to independent, accurate, up-to-date information about prescription, over-the-counter and complementary (herbal, natural, vitamin and mineral) medicines.

National Prescribing Service Ltd

Medicines List

iPhone, iPod and iPad - Keep track of the medicines you take - what the medicine is for, how much to use and when to use it.

National Prescribing Service Ltd

National Medicines Policy

Provides details on Australia's National Medicines Policy and its aim to improve healthy outcomes for all Australians through access to medicines.

Department of Health

National Prescribing Service

National Prescribing Service (NPS) is a non-profit organisation independent of government (although funds are provided by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care) and the pharmaceutical industry. Their goal is to improve the health of Australians through quality prescribing of medicines. They provide access to independent, balanced, critically appraised information on medicines to prescribers and consumers.

National Prescribing Service Ltd

Pharmaceutical allowance

Provides help with the cost of prescription medicines.

Department of Human Services

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

Helps cover the cost of a wide range of prescription medicines. If you are an Australian resident enrolled in Medicare, or a visitor from a country with a Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement with Australia, you could get your medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) at a lower cost.

Department of Human Services

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

Contains information on the PBS including details of the medicines subsidised by the Australian Government as well as information for consumers, carers, health professionals and the pharmaceutical industry.

Department of Health

Product recalls – Therapeutic goods

Provides recall information for therapeutic goods on the Australian market. Therapeutic goods include every day goods such as band aids, through to goods used to treat serious conditions such as prescription medicines, vaccines, blood products and implants.

Therapeutic Goods Administration

TGA eBusiness Services

eBusiness Services (eBS) establishes a base for electronic commerce, electronic lodgement of data packages in support of applications for entry of products onto the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods and enables online client access to legally appropriate information.

Department of Health

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is Australia's regulatory authority for therapeutic goods. TGA protects public health and safety by regulating therapeutic goods that are supplied either imported or manufactured, or exported from Australia.

Department of Health

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