#172 New measures to reduce harm from prescription opioids amongst raft of PBS changes
Opioid medications will now be available in smaller quantities and patients must meet eligibility requirements.
#169 Arthritis Australia launches rheumatoid arthritis patient-support website
Arthritis Australia has launched a new online rheumatoid arthritis patient-support website.
#167 The new wave of silicosis
Despite silicosis being one of the oldest known lung diseases - and one we thought had all but disappeared - it has re-emerged in the 21st century.
#165 COVID-19 telehealth reforms must be made permanent
The overwhelming success of telehealth makes a strong case for the COVID-19 reforms as a permanent feature of our health system.
#162 Praise for the Victorian response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Associate Professor Julian Rait was invited to make a statement at the Public Accounts and Estimates Inquiry into the Victorian Government's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
#159 Late diagnosis of type 1 diabetes during COVID-19
The Australian Paediatric Society is concerned about the impact that late or non-attendance of a sick child to a GP or emergency department may have.
#156 BCG vaccine trial for healthcare workers
MCRI is vaccinating healthcare workers as part of a clinical trial of the BCG vaccine against COVID-19.
#155 COVID-19 minimum standards and PPE in mental health settings
AMA Victoria is advocating for minimum standards for processes and PPE for all mental health services.
#153 SafeScript update
AMA Victoria has asked that the mandatory use of SafeScript in Victoria be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.