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Inside track: Healthcare

03 November 2021

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

TGA approval for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster dose
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 18 years and older (27 October 2021).  More...

Hospital pharmacists welcome commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050
The SHPA has supported the Australian Government’s commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions in Australia by 2050 on behalf of the hospital pharmacy profession. The healthcare sector contributes around seven per cent of Australia's carbon emissions footprint, with public hospitals, private hospitals and pharmaceuticals contributing to over 60 per cent (26 October 2021).  More...

New laws won’t smoke out existing habits
A recent legislative change by the TGA means consumers must now have a valid prescription from an Australian doctor to access nicotine vapes. But it’s still controversial, with some GPs suggesting the TGA rules fall short of protecting Australians from potentially harmful non-nicotine e-liquids (27 October 2021).  More...

Urgent need to tighten rules on use of 'surgeon' to protect public safety, warns AMA
The AMA says the title ‘surgeon’ should be reserved for medical practitioners who have obtained specialist medical college accreditation, and objects to the use of the term ‘cosmetic surgeon’ where a practitioner is not recognised as a surgical specialist (26 October 2021).  More...

Queensland

Qld cops, health workers fighting Covid jab mandate granted temporary lifeline by court
A Queensland court has ruled on the legal challenge launched by a group of Queensland police officers and health workers opposing the Covid-19 vaccine mandate (26 October 2021).  More...

Revealed: Queensland plan to bring back thousands of international students
Queensland will welcome hundreds of vaccinated international students every two weeks, making use of a new dedicated quarantine hub (26 October 2021).  More...

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