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Doctors' fees under the microscope amid accusations of over-diagnosis

Harriet Alexander, Julia Medew and Dan Harrison Successive governments have learned that you take on the medical profession at your peril, especially when it comes to limiting their earnings.

Cannabis can help the pain but not any time soon

medicinal marijuana crop.

Julia Medew, Dan Harrison and Sean Nicholls Pharmaceutical cannabis works for pain and nausea, but it may take ‘‘a significant length of time’’ to be sold for those purposes in Australia, if it is sold at all, Australia’s peak drug advisory...

Call to get homeopathic remedies off pharmacy shelves

Julia Medew Pressure is mounting on pharmacists to stop selling homeopathic products after a major review found there was no credible scientific evidence to support the alternative medicines.

Call for drug tests to trap patient dealers


Julia Medew PATIENTS being given powerful painkillers should be routinely drug tested to make sure they are not selling their drugs on the booming black market, doctors say.