About Us

Who are we

ScriptWise is a non-profit organisation dedicated to preventing the harms associated with prescription medication use.


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.

Our vision

Towards zero overdose fatalities caused by prescription medication misuse

Our mission

To prevent harms associated with prescription medications use and misuse through education and raising awareness

Our goals

We focus on addressing the root causes of this complex and multifaceted issue through primary interventions such as:


  • increasing awareness and understanding about the harms associated with prescription medication use
  • collaborating to identify and promote preventative initiatives within communities
  • advocating to shape and promote policy solutions to prevent misuse and overdose fatalities
  • supporting research to understand what’s leading to the misuse of prescription medications


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.

Our funding

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

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