Medicine and health products
The Breast Implant Information Line 1800 217 257 is a national telephone service established to assist individuals concerned about breast implants. The help line can be called 24 hours a day.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
This section of the Department of Health and Ageing website contains information on Australia's National Medicines Policy.
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.
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.
Pharmaceutical Allowance helps people with the cost of prescription medicines.
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.
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.
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.
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.