Patients must wise up to medicines

Answer: Being medicinewise is putting into practice the principles of quality use of medicines. 

Be Medicinewise Week is from 14–20 October, 2013. This year it will highlight how older Australians can get wiser about health and medicines.

You can help patients ‘be medicinewise’ by:

  • reminding them about the importance of understanding their medicines 
  • teaching them how to manage their medicines