Prescribing & Deprescribing

Podcast Episodes

#74 Deprescribing guidelines with Dr Peter Tenni, pharmacist

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#69 UnDo it with Dr Dean Ornish

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Online Resources

Medicinal Cannabis – what you need to know, from NPS MedicineWise: information and resources for consumers and health professionals.

Needed number to treat: A group of physicians that have developed a framework and rating system to evaluate therapies based on their patient-important benefits and harms, as well as a system to evaluate diagnostics by patient sign, symptom, lab test or study.

Handbook of Non-Drug Interventions (HANDI): HANDI make effective, non-drug treatments more visible and easier to use.

Comprehensive deprescribing resources, from Primary Health Tasmania (Aus)

eTG Complete Therapeutic Guidelines independent scientific examination of nutritional supplements

WebMD Vitamin Index: Check for supplements indications, side effects, interactions & dosing

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (Aus): Information on the PBS, including details of the medicines subsidised by the government as well as information for consumers, carers, health professionals and the pharmaceutical industry.

NPS medicinewise: Resources for professionals and the public around pharmaceutical treatments

Drivetime Radio Pharmacy Series: A free audio series dedicated to Australian pharmacists, presenting the latest clinical information to keep pharmacists up-to-date **Industry sponsored: Beware**

Dietary Supplements Fact Sheets: A very useful series of fact sheets, indictions and risks regarding herbs/supplement-interactions, doses etc.


Online Courses


MedSearch (for patients): App Store | Google Play | Website

Free. MedSearch™ is designed to help you find, view and save Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) and Product Information (PI) documents for registered prescription medicines included on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.

NPS MedicineWise (for patients): App Store | Google Play | Website

Free. Excellent app created by NPS MedicineWise on storing medications, useful reminders, calendar alerts for prescriptions.

eASY – electronic Antimicrobial Stewardship sYstem: App Store | Google Play | Website

Free. Decision support system to assist in selecting the most appropriate antimicrobial compound for your patient; also a stewardship to manage antibiotic use in hospital settings.

iMIMS Australia & MIMS for Android: App Store | Google Play

Subscription required. A dedicated app that contains the more comprehensive list of Australian approved medicines.

Epocrates (USA): App Store | Google Play | Website

Requires purchase. Drugs, dosing, interactions, guidelines, medical calculators & more.

Other Podcasts

Australian Prescriber Podcast: Apple Podcasts

Provides a regular dive into some of the many great articles that Australian Prescriber publishes every two months. In each episode, our host will chat with one of the authors from a recent issue of Australian prescriber.

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