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Using medicines safely

Number 7.5 December 2008
For a general audience

When used correctly, medicines (including prescription and over-the-counter medicines), can help to keep us healthy. However, when medicines and herbal, vitamin and mineral supplements are not used correctly they can be ineffective or even harmful.

This fact sheet provides tips on how to use medicines safely and effectively.

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