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Inside track: Healthcare

09 December 2019

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

Healthy health practitioners
Healthy practitioners are good for patient safety, according to Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Authority CEO, Martin Fletcher (05 December 2019).  More...

GPs reject claims they ‘deceitfully’ prescribe placebos
GPs have taken to social media to challenge claims that most doctors are using active placebos, commonly antibiotics, to assist in managing patient expectations (04 December 2019).  More...

Fraud prevention move
Legislation designed to cut healthcare fraud is being welcomed by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia (04 December 2019).  More...

$5 million investment for international research to prevent cancer
The Australian Government is investing $5 million in a new funding round for research into the primary and secondary prevention of cancer, through the National Health and Medical Research Council’s partnership with the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (03 December 2019).  More...

Study prompts call for disaster-specific pharmacy legislation
Pharmacists caught up in the Australian bushfire crisis are being hampered from providing timely and effective treatment to displaced people due to outdated laws, according to QUT researchers. (05 December 2019).  More...

Practice and Regulation

Current barriers to patient access to medicinal cannabis in Australia
On 14 November 2019, the Senate referred an inquiry into the current barriers to patient access to medicinal cannabis in Australia to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 26 February 2020.  More...

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