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Controversy surrounding vaccine prioritisation

There have been calls by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) for the Government to prioritise the annual distribution of influenza vaccines...

Human trials begin for potential COVID-19 vaccine

The global race is on to develop a vaccine to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak and leading the charge is Australia’s largest Phase 1 Clinical...

TWC on to track vaccinate 500,000 Aussies

TerryWhite Chemmart has increased its flu stock capacity to help more Australians get vaccinated against influenza.As lockdown restrictions gradually ease and Australians slowly adjust...

Additional flu vaccine supplies rolling out across Australia

Media Release27 May 2020Seqirus Australia is pleased to confirm that additional supplies of flu vaccinations have started to roll out across the country –...

Partnership reinforces primacy of consumers in healthcare

Media Release 27 May 2020A new working together agreement between the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) and NPS MedicineWise has been launched setting out...

WHO suspends hydroxychloroquine trial

Amid concerns around the safety of hydroxychloroquine, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that it will temporarily suspend a trial into the anti-malarial...

RACGP’s strong anti-tobacco advocacy works

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has been rewarded for its strong anti-tobacco advocacy.The College has been selected as one of the...

Medication classification change announced

GSK has urged pharmacists to prepare for the change in classification of all modified release paracetamol products, including Panadol Osteo, from Pharmacy Medicine (Schedule...

Shortage of metformin modified-release 500mg (multiple brands)

TGA publishes Serious Shortage Substitution Notice The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) was notified of current shortages for multiple brands of metformin modified-release 500mg tablets (also...

COVID-19 support essential for Aboriginals & Torres Strait Islanders, says AMA

Extra targeted health policy support to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples get through the COVID-19 pandemic, is being called for by the...

GPs offered online training to assist patients with alcohol and drug use issues

Alcohol and other drug (AOD) use problems are becoming more pronounced during the COVID-19 pandemic, therefore the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)...

Social media platforms begin monitoring false COVID-19 info

Social media platforms are acting to limit the impact of misleading information concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.This is a move welcomed by the Royal Australian...
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