Can blockchain revolutionise healthcare in Australia?
Data is a critical asset in the healthcare industry – our medical professionals rely on accurate and up-to-date clinical information in order to best assist patients. But in Australia, there have been concerns around the use and management of this data in healthcare (06 February 2019). More...
Influential doctors aren’t disclosing their drug company ties
In September, the New York Times revealed that one of the world’s top cancer specialists had quietly received millions of dollars from drug and other companies, and failed to disclose the payments in many of his high-profile medical journal articles. An Australian study of the doctors who write influential clinical guidelines has uncovered a similar problem (05 February 2019). More...
AMA disappointed with mandatory reporting recommendations
The AMA is disappointed with the majority recommendation of a State Parliamentary Committee to pass without any further changes proposed mandatory reporting laws for doctors treating other medical professionals for mental health issues (06 February 2019). More...
Lawmakers shun doctors’ advice over mandatory reporting
A Queensland parliamentary committee has rejected doctors’ fears that health practitioners and patients may be at possibly deadly risk from proposed mandatory reporting rules (06 February 2019). More...
Publication of interim decisions amending, or not amending, the current Poisons Standard, February 2019
Interim decisions and invitation for further comment. Closing date: 7 March 2019. More...
Consultation: Potential reclassification of active medical devices for diagnosis and patient therapy
The TGA seeks comments on the extent to which a similar approach will be appropriate in the Australian regulatory context. Closing date: 18 February 2019. More...
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