ScriptWise is a non-profit organisation dedicated to reducing prescription medication misuse and overdose fatalities in Australia.
We formed in 2014 to amplify the voices of the alarming number of families and individuals affected by the misuse of prescription drugs. From 2008-2014 alone, there was an 87 percent increase in the number of prescription opioid deaths in Australia.
We work with our partners and those personally affected to help increase health literacy and to advocate for essential health interventions to ensure Australians can achieve a better quality of life.
Together we will ensure reducing and preventing prescription medication misuse is recognised as a priority health issue in Australia.
Towards zero overdose fatalities caused by prescription medication misuse
To prevent harms associated with prescription medications use and misuse through education and raising awareness
We focus on addressing the root causes of this complex and multifaceted issue through primary interventions such as:
Through public education and public health interventions, we are certain that the overall impact of misuse and overdose relating to prescription medications can be minimised.
You can read ScriptWise’s 2018-19 Pre-Budget Submission here.
You can read ScriptWise’s 2018-20 Strategic Plan here.
ScriptWise is funded almost entirely by corporations, donations and non-government grants.
If you would like to support the work of ScriptWise please make a donation here