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A tangled web: as a new doctor it was easy to be influenced by the opioid industry

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As another anniversary of his wife’s death approaches, an acquaintance says it’s easier to explain to his children her untimely death with “Mummy’s heart just stopped beating” than to invoke the spectre of her hidden opioid dependence that even he had not known about until the paramedics came. Pierced by this story and...

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Aged care Royal Commission to examine use of restraints on patients after cases in NSW, Victoria

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The use of chemical and physical restraints in nursing homes in two cases highlighted by the ABC was "totally unacceptable", Federal Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt has said.   Key points: Ken Wyatt says he is glad the royal commission will look into cases like the ones exposed by the ABC Aged and Community Services Aust...

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Aged care services that work for you

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Aged care in Australia is changing, making it easier for you to stay independent and living in your own home, close to your loved ones, and connected to your community. The changes increase your choice and flexibility to get the right aged care services for you. The new Commonwealth Home Support Programme is among the changes...

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Aged care needs to re-think young leadership initiatives: peer network

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oung professionals and industry veterans are collaborating to tackle the long-standing issue of aged care sector support for aspiring leaders. The aged care industry is failing to attract enough young people to work in the sector as that proportion of the workforce has remained largely static in recent years. And ne...

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ACCC Panadol Osteo

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I have asked my Department to urgently alert the ACCC to plans by the makers of Panadol Osteo to increase their price by 50 per cent on January 1 2016. There are no obvious market changes that justify such a substantial increase. This includes changes to the listing of a small number (15 per cent) of over-the-counter medicines on the Pharmace...

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