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The Australian Government is continuing to step up its commitment with the Pacific, pledging an additional $19 million to boost health care across the region.
The Australian Government has announced a $13 million commitment to help support global efforts in eradicating one of the world’s most dangerous diseases.
The Australian Government has today launched The Australian Breastfeeding Strategy: 2019 and Beyond, backed by a $10 million investment to support, encourage and promote breastfeeding.
We’re looking for people with expertise in relevant clinical or scientific fields or health consumer issues to help ensure the safety of Australia’s medicines and medical products.
The Australian Government is improving the information that doctors and pharmacists give to patients about the safe and effective use of prescription medicines and certain over-the-counter medicines.
The Australian Government Department of Health has established a National Dust Disease Taskforce to develop a national approach to the prevention, early identification, control and management of dust diseases in Australia.
The Australian Government is expanding access to a critically important medicine on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) that will help infants living with Cystic Fibrosis and save their families up to $300,000 per year.
The Australian Government will provide $21 million for 13 research projects that will focus on risk reduction, prevention and tracking of dementia.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has developed advice for immunisation providers regarding the administration of Dengvaxia® for Australians. It includes information about the dengue virus, as well as use, efficacy and safety of the dengue vaccine in Australians.
Australia’s medical device regulator has announced it is proposing to take strong and decisive action to suspend or cancel and recall certain textured breast implants from the Australian market, following a review of apparent links to rare forms of cancer.
The number of Australian children who are fully immunised continues to increase to record levels with new data showing more parents are getting the message to protect their children with life-saving vaccines.
New Medicare data shows nearly 9 out of 10 Australians visit their GPs without paying a cent with GP bulk billing rates at a record 86 per cent in the 9 months from July 2018 to March 2019.
The Australian Government is investing more than $5.6 million in medical research focusing on healthy ageing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The Australian Government is providing $5 million for ground-breaking research into the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of eating disorders.
From 1 July 2018, the childhood immunisation schedule will be updated based on the advice on clinical experts.
The National Vaccine Storage Guidelines ‘Strive for 5’ provide up-to-date information and key recommendations about safe vaccine storage. The 3rd edition is now available and includes new appendices to support you.