Clinical Services

Pharmacy Dispensing Affects Painkillers and HIV Medications

28 April, 2015 by Sharon Smith

The Therapeutic Goods Administration will decide via Advisory Committee whether to move painkillers containing codeine such as Nurofen Plus, Mersyndol and Panadeine from their current Schedule 3 category to a Schedule 4 classification, thus requiring a doctor’s script.

Federal Court rules AMI exploited customers

23 April, 2015 by Sharon Smith

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has welcomed today’s Federal Court decision that Advanced Medical Institute (AMI) had engaged in ‘unconscionable conduct’ in the provision of their men’s sexual dysfunction treatments.

Victoria and Queensland join Marijuana Trials

21 April, 2015 by Sharon Smith

The states will join with New South Wales in three separate trials to test for the benefits of medicinal marijuana with a total cost of $9 million to commence in mid-2016.

Medication Error Reporting Doesn't Indicate Patient Safety

23 March, 2015 by Sophie Blackshaw

Hospitals' incident data may have significant shortcomings, especially as a basis for monitoring safety over time and between sites, a comparative study at two Australian hospitals has found.

PSA Excellence Awards Accepting Nominations Now

23 March, 2015 by Sophie Blackshaw

Nominations for the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia prestigious Awards for Excellence, recognised widely as the pharmacy profession’s most sought-after awards, are now open.

PSA President Says Undermining of Pharmacists Ethics is Unfounded

17 March, 2015 by Petrina Smith

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has responded to attacks on pharmacists integrity, calling them unfounded and unwarranted.

RACS Creates Advisory Group To Deal With Bullying, Harassment

16 March, 2015 by Sophie Blackshaw

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has moved quickly to create an expert advisory group to deal with concerns of bullying, harassment and discrimination in the health sector.

Money Allocated for Queensland's 'Waiting list for the Waiting list'

10 March, 2015 by Petrina Smith

Queensland Health Minister Cameron Dick has announced $30 million  will immediately be made available to Queensland Hospital and Health Services to start the process of addressing the ‘waiting list for the waiting list’.

Pedal Power for People with Multiple Sclerosis

10 March, 2015 by Petrina Smith

University of Sydney researchers have designed an exercise bike which allows people with multiple sclerosis to improve their symptoms and slow the disease progression.

Busselton Health Campus Celebrates Opening

04 March, 2015 by Sophie Blackshaw

Busselton in Western Australia has just celebrated the opening of the city's comprehensive new health campus.

Magnetic Resonance Study A Step Forward in Breast Cancer Detection

03 March, 2015 by Petrina Smith

A new magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) technique has been developed that will potentially reduce the need for women at risk of breast cancer to undergo preventive mastectomies.

Call for National Oral Health Scheme

02 March, 2015 by Petrina Smith

The Australian Dental Association (ADA) is calling for the introduction of an oral health scheme focused on disadvantaged older Australians.

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