About Us

Who are we

ScriptWise is a non-profit organisation dedicated to preventing the harms associated with prescription medications through raising awareness and advocacy.


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

To reduce the number of deaths in Australia from prescription medication misuse

Our mission

To prevent harms associated with prescription medication use and misuse through raising awareness and advocacy

Our goals

ScriptWise seeks to:


  • Increase awareness and understanding about the harms associated with prescription medication use
  • Promote consumer-centered education for health professionals
  • Advocate to promote and shape policy solutions to prevent harms
  • Ensure the long-term sustainability of ScriptWise and its activities to realise its strategic vision


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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