Four out of 10 Aussie adults cannot read well enough to understand how to use medications

Eileen Wood
By Eileen Wood
June 2 2022 - 1:00am
Many Australians struggle to understand the instructions for their medications. Photo: Shutterstock.

More than four out of 10 adults in Australia are not able to read and understand important information about their medicines.


Eileen Wood

Eileen Wood

Senior Journalist

I'm a senior news journalist at The Senior newspaper, the leading publication bringing targeted news on issues affecting older Australians. We cover NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, SA and WA. If you have a story idea I would love to hear it. You can email me: or phone The Senior 02-4355-5000, mob. 0490 373 465

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