We use four standard sources to decide what information to include in each section of our sheets. Where the sources don’t completely agree, we do our own research from studies that have been published. We also ask specialist health professionals or groups for their opinion.
My Medicines Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) contain important, but not all, information about the medicines they describe.
For more information about the sheets, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
My Medicines is developed by a team at the Canterbury District Health Board. Our team is made up of doctors, pharmacists, and a non-medical person to help us keep to plain language. We also discuss our information with specialist health professionals or groups when needed