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Thousands affected by prescription medicine shortages

Thousands affected by prescription medicine shortages

The TGA is on track to notch up a record number of prescription medicine shortages this year, with new legislation making reporting shortages mandatory.

  • by Andrew Brown

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WA parents urged to take up vaccine offer as thousands of kids remain at risk
Healthcare

WA parents urged to take up vaccine offer as thousands of kids remain at risk

There are concerns only half the children most at risk of contracting meningococcal A,C,W and Y strains have been vaccinated.

  • by Ryan Johnson
Private hospitals profit from treatment, public patients miss out
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Private hospitals profit from treatment, public patients miss out

A cutting-edge treatment for depression has turned into a money-spinner for private hospitals thanks to a strange health-insurance quirk.

  • by Liam Mannix
'Screaming in pain': Botched cortisone jab cases in WA on the rise
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'Screaming in pain': Botched cortisone jab cases in WA on the rise

One of Australia's biggest law firms has reported a "worrying rise" in the number of West Australians suffering complications from botched cortisone injections.

  • by Phil Hickey
'Gag order': Doctors 'coerced' and muzzled by code of conduct changes, says AMA

'Gag order': Doctors 'coerced' and muzzled by code of conduct changes, says AMA

Doctors have called the draft Code of Conduct coercive and a 'gag order' that forces them to obey unjust laws and silences free speech.

  • by Kate Aubusson
Medicinal cannabis farm application near Brisbane approved

Medicinal cannabis farm application near Brisbane approved

The application for the farm in Moggill, south-west of Brisbane, was approved by Brisbane City Council two months ago.

  • by Toby Crockford
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Queensland pharmacists warn of chemist closures, job losses if sector deregulated
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Queensland pharmacists warn of chemist closures, job losses if sector deregulated

Submissions to the state government's inquiry into pharmacy regulation in Queensland have warned of the risks of deregulation

  • by Lucy Stone
Could probiotics be the answer to depression?

Could probiotics be the answer to depression?

Queensland researchers are seeking 150 volunteers to take part in a clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of probiotics in the treatment of depression..

Pharmacists want to sell Viagra and treat UTIs without doctor's orders
Health

Pharmacists want to sell Viagra and treat UTIs without doctor's orders

Extra powers, such as the ability to sell Viagra over the counter, would not be used "willy-nilly", say pharmacists.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Ask Fuzzy: What is personalised medicine?
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Opinion

Ask Fuzzy: What is personalised medicine?

Every disease has a variety of manifestations, and every person is different. This means there can be huge variations in how people respond to treatment.

  • by Dr Bahar Miraghazadeh
The dying art of dissection
Education

The dying art of dissection

Medical students rarely forget their first encounter with a human cadaver.

  • by Krati Garg