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Australian doctor Sarah Kemp arrested in Nepal
An Australian woman is among 17 doctors arrested in Nepal after the country's top medical body initiates a crackdown against foreigners practising without proper accreditation (01 February 2018). More...
Mother sues doctors and hospital over delayed cancer diagnosis
Jodie Elisara says a doctor diagnosed her bowel cancer almost by accident, eight years after she was hit with painful symptoms. Originally, she says doctors told her it was only haemorrhoids (04 February 2018). More...
Queensland’s Drug and Alcohol Court now in operation
The Palaszczuk Government has delivered on its promise to reinstate the Queensland Drug and Alcohol Court, which has begun officially operating from the Brisbane Magistrates Court this week (01 February 2018). More...
Major Queensland hospital errors revealed
A federal report has revealed the number of serious errors reported in Queensland hospitals over five years. Over five years, there were 52 incidents reported in Queensland hospitals, according to a Productivity Commission report. There were 15 sentinel events, or mistakes leading to the death or injury of a patient, in Queensland in 2015-16, and 82 across Australia (31 January 2018). More...
Man who posed as a doctor wanted friends and wasn't a threat, hospital boss says
A man who impersonated a doctor at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane did not have access to clinical areas or patients, the hospital's executive director says (30 January 2018). More...
AMAQ: Patients shouldn’t panic over codeine
Doctors are urging Queenslanders who routinely use codeine to seek medical advice before over-the-counter sales of the pain-killing drug stop on 1 February. All codeine-based products – including Panadeine, Mersyndol and Nurofen Plus – are being banned from sale without prescription following a ruling by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (24 January 2018). More...
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