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Inside track: Healthcare

17 April 2019

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

AMA slams Pharmacy Board
The Australian Medical Association has warned that current Pharmacy Board of Australia (PBA) proposals to allow pharmacist prescribing represent a "fundamental undermining" of the national governance framework and process for non-medical health practitioners to apply to prescribe (12 April 2019). More...

Abortion win in High Court
Laws that promote the safety, dignity and privacy of women seeking reproductive healthcare have been upheld by the High Court of Australia. The High Court rejected a challenge by two anti-abortionists to the validity of Victoria and Tasmania’s safe access zone laws (10 April 2019). More...

Qld: Safety investigation into Huggies Ultra Dry complete
The QOFT’s Consumer Product Safety Unit led an extensive investigation into Huggies Ultra Dry nappies on behalf of Australian consumer product safety regulators. The investigation, including the independent testing, found no evidence of any systemic safety issues in relation to the design or manufacture of the product that posed an unacceptable safety risk to consumers (08 April 2019). More...

The future of ‘ultra cheap’ medicine
Small, portable ultrasound machines can fast-track diagnosis and are changing the face of emergency medicine, experts say. The ultrasound machine, once a cumbersome, space-consuming device, now comes as a small probe delivering images to a smartphone to be read in “real-time” (08 April 2019). More...

Review of natural therapies for private health insurance
The Australian Government will commission an updated review of certain natural therapies including a five year update to its 2014-15 review of natural therapies (07 April 2019). More...

Complementary medicine crackdown by Medical Board has doctors fearing natural therapies ban
Doctors fear they will be banned from recommending vitamins, nutritional supplements and natural therapies under tighter regulations being put forward by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) (06 April 2019) . More...

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