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  1. Changes in prescribing Hydroxychloroquine due to COVID-19

    26 March 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat conditions (including malaria and rheumatoid arthritis) and may potentially be used to treat COVID-19. To avoid shortage concerns in Australia, the Department of Health made the Poisons Standard Amendment...

  2. Covid-19 and its impact on employers and employees - an FAQ

    23 March 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Social distancing and working from home are new norms for many in Australia. With closures of non-essential services, the prospect of a prolonged significant economic downturn as share markets drop dramatically across the world has become all too real....

  3. The Checkup Episode 14: On the frontline of COVID-19 with Dr Lai Heng Foong

    19 March 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Coronavirus, or COVID-19, was first discovered in Wuhan (China) in January this year and has rapidly spread throughout the world causing mass fear and panic on an immense scale. In this episode, BN’s Kate Hickey sits down with Dr Lai Heng...

  4. Unsuccessful appeal on wrongful birth claim - despite hospital’s breach of duty

    16 March 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The parents of a severely disabled twin were unsuccessful on appeal in establishing that if they had been informed of her condition in time, they would have been able to terminate the pregnancy and not incurred the substantial costs associated with her...

  5. The Checkup Episode 13: Professional burnout – building resilience and finding your way back with Chelsea Pottenger

    11 February 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The health care environment – with its heavy workloads, demanding pace and significant time pressures – can put practitioners at a high risk of burnout. In this episode, BN's Sam Pillay and Katrina Mawer discuss biohacking, ...

  6. The Checkup Episode 12: Superbugs and antimicrobial resistance, and why it’s everyone’s problem!

    18 November 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    World Antibiotic Week runs from 18 to 24 November 2019, aiming to draw attention to the effective use of antibiotics (a type of antimicrobial) in preventing and containing antimicrobial resistance. With World Antibiotic Week in mind, in this episode of...

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