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Inside track: Healthcare

09 February 2021

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

Active ingredient prescribing comes into effect
Doctors must now prescribe drugs using their chemical name, not brand names. This national legislation change, called active ingredient prescribing, is long overdue for Australian health care (04 February 2021).  More...

Blood cancer burden on the rise
Blood cancers are now the second most diagnosed cancers in Australia and the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths, according to alarming figures released by the Leukaemia Foundation (03 February 2021).  More...

Heatwaves a ‘risk magnifier’ for vulnerable patients
More attention must be paid to the many ways the environment can harm patients’ health as heatwaves become more frequent and more intense, doctors say (02 February 2021).  More...

$1.9 billion to go towards COVID-19 vaccine rollout
The Prime Minister has outlined plans to deliver Australia's COVID-19 vaccination program this year. The plan includes the announcement of an additional $1.9 billion to go towards the COVID-19 vaccine rollout to help hospitals, GPs and pharmacies on the frontline delivery of vaccinations to everyone in Australia (02 February 2021).  More...


Qld bio-tech company wins US contract to manufacture rapid home COVID-19 tests
Local, Brisbane-based biotech firm Ellume has been awarded a $300 million contract with the United States Government to ramp up production of its COVID-19 home testing kits (02 February 2021).  More...

New discovery for how the brain ‘tangles’ in Alzheimer’s Disease
University of Queensland researchers have discovered a new ‘seeding’ process in brain cells that could be a cause of dementia and Alzheimer's disease (02 February 2021).  More...

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