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TAG Mail

Our weekly newsletter includes a summary of the latest TAG activities, key Australian and international reports and publications, medication safety, papers of interest, consultations and upcoming events.

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The New South Wales Therapeutic Advisory Group Inc. (NSW TAG) is an independent, not-for-profit member-based organisation, comprised of clinical pharmacologists, pharmacists, nurses and clinicians committed to promoting quality use of medicines (QUM) in NSW public hospitals and the wider community.

We aim to provide consumers of pharmaceutical health care in NSW with the most appropriate medicines in the most appropriate manner whilst ensuring that the limited resources of the health care budget devoted to medicines use are used according to sound economic principles.

In pursuing this goal, we focus on providing information, advice and support to decision-makers in NSW public hospitals, NSW Ministry of Health and other relevant organisations.

What's New

News article

Now available

14th September 2016

The Opioid Skin Patches are High Risk Medicine practical guidance is now available.

The Patient self-funding offers to access medicines: Drug and Therapeutic Committee considerations discussion paper is now available.

News article

Now available

14th September 2016

The following email discussions are now available to members:

  • Patient consent for off-label use
  • Long term use of methoxyflurane (Penthrox®)
  • Intrapleural alteplase and dornase alpha for empyema
  • Nursing protocols for the preparation and administration of subcutaneous mabs
News article

New release

27th January 2016

The 2015 NSW TAG Annual Report is now available.