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Inside track: Healthcare

06 October 2020

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

Digital image scripts measure extended
Pharmacists will continue to be able to dispense medicines using digital images of legal paper prescriptions until 31 Mar 2021, after the Commonwealth Department of Health announced an extension of the emergency measure (01 October 2020).  More...

Why do some people develop life-threatening COVID-19?
According to results published out of the COVID Human Genetic Effort more than 10% of healthy people who develop severe COVID-19 produce misguided antibodies that attack the patient’s own immune system, rather than the invading virus (30 September 2020). More...

Research funding for cancer in children and young adults
The Australian Government is providing $9 million to support research into the causes, biology and progression of cancer among children and young adults (29 September 2020).  More...

PBS changes to opioids a win for palliative care
The Australian Medical Association welcomes much needed improvements to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listings for opioids, which will clarify their important role in alleviating suffering for palliative care patients (28 September 2020).  More...

Healthcare workers should be first to receive COVID-19 vaccine, survey finds
Frontline healthcare workers should be the first in line to receive a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available, according to a new survey of thousands of Australians (28 September 2020).  More...

New surgical facility at expanded health precinct will further reduce waiting lists
A new surgical and rehabilitation facility which is set to open early next year at the Herston health development will further reduce patient waiting lists as part of the elective surgery blitz following COVID-19 (02 October 2020).  More...

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