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Medicine and health products

This section of the Department of Health and Ageing site provides access to information about health products and medicines for Consumers. These topics include information on complementary medicines, medical devices and medicines

 

Breast Implant Information Line

The Breast Implant Information Line 1800217257 is a national telephone service established to assist individuals concerned about breast implants.

The help line can be called 24 hours a day.http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr12-ck-ck001.htm

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. http://www.ehealth.gov.au/

For travellers and visitors

Medicines brought into and taken out of Australia may be subject to respective import and export controls. If you are travelling into or out of Australia it is advisable that you have essential medicines for existing medical conditions. http://www.tga.gov.au/consumers/travellers.htm

Health products and medicines

This section of the Department of Health and Ageing site provides access to information about health products and medicines for Consumers. These topics include information on complementary medicines, medical devices and medicines.http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/

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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). From 1 January 2005, independent review has been 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). http://www.independentreviewpbs.gov.au/

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. http://agedcare.nps.org.au/home

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. http://www.nps.org.au/contact-us/medicines-line

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. http://www.nps.org.au/consumers/tools_and_tips/medicines_list

National Medicines Policy

This section of the Department of Health and Ageing website contains information on Australia's National Medicines Policy.http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/National+Medicines+Policy-1

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. http://www.nps.org.au/

Pbs.gov.au

Site for the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits, a listing of the medicines subsidised by the Australian Government. The Schedule is part of the wider Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme managed by the Department of Health and Ageing and administered by Department of Human Services. http://www.pbs.gov.au/

Pharmaceutical allowance

Pharmaceutical Allowance helps people with the cost of prescription medicines.http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/Centrelink/pharmaceutical-allowance

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) 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 that has a Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement with Australia, you may be able to get your medicines under the PBS at a subsidised rate.http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/Medicare/pharmaceutical-benefits-scheme

Product recalls - Therapeutic goods

Provides recall information for therapeutic goods on the Australian market. A product recall is the removal of a therapeutic good from supply due to an 'established deficiency in quality, efficacy or safety'. 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.http://www.tga.gov.au/safety/recalls.htm

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.http://www.tga.gov.au/about/ebs.htm

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. http://www.tga.gov.au/

Mental health

Mindhealthconnect

Mindhealthconnect helps you access reliable and relevant information about mental health issues and services. The site is your first step to finding relevant support and resources to meet your needs.http://www.mindhealthconnect.org.au/

At Ease - mental health

At Ease has been developed to improve veterans' mental health by raising awareness and understanding of how and where to seek help, and encouraging veterans to take action to optimise their health and wellbeing. http://at-ease.dva.gov.au/

Beyondblue: the national depression initiative

Beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia.http://www.beyondblue.org.au/

headspace - Australia’s National Youth Mental Hea%MCEPASTEBIN%lth Foundation

headspace provides mental and health wellbeing support, information and services to young people aged 12 to 25 years and their families across Australia. With 30 one-stop-shops, headspace has a range of youth friendly health professionals who can help you with general health; mental health and counselling; education, employment and other services; and alcohol and other drug services.http://www.headspace.org.au/

Mensline Australia

Supports men who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties, particularly surrounding family break-down or separation. http://www.menslineaus.org.au/

Mental health

Healthinsite topic page linking to information on mental health, mental illness, prevention, early intervention, management and mental health promotion, as well as mental health statistics, research and suicide prevention. Healthinsite provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites. http://www.healthinsite.gov.au/topics/Mental_Health

Mental health

Information on initiatives to build the capacity of the mental health care system to ensure that Australians with or at risk of mental illness, and their families and carers, have access to quality health and support services to meet their needs.http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/Mental+Health+and+Wellbeing-1

Mental health and well being

This site will help you to find information on the Australian Government's role and contributions to mental health reform activities in Australia. http://www.mentalhealth.gov.au/

Mental Health Services in Australia

Mental Health Services in Australia (MHSIA) online makes available timely, contemporary data on the services provided to Australian mental health consumers each year. Online PDF versions of the previous hard copy Mental health services in Australia publication (1998–99 through to 2007–08) are also available. http://mhsa.aihw.gov.au/

Youthbeyondblue

Depression and anxiety are among the most common mental health problems experienced by young people. If you think you, or someone you know, may have depression or anxiety you can get help now by calling Beyondblue Info line on 1300 22 4636. http://www.youthbeyondblue.com/

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