Amendments to the Poisons Standard: Changes to patient access for medicines containing codeine27 March 2018 | Insurance & Health Law
On 1 February 2018 the Poisons Standard February 2018 commenced, restricting access to medicines containing codeine. Australians now require a doctor’s prescription in order to purchase medicines containing codeine, after the Therapeutic Goods...
Mum, why can’t we sit in the waiting room?27 March 2018 | Insurance & Health Law
Cross infection between CF patients and challenges for healthcare providers Both debilitating and isolating, the susceptibility of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients to infection, and in particular to infection from other CF patients, presents unique...
Until platypus milk saves the world, how to minimise claims exposure for superbug infections27 March 2018 | Insurance & Health Law
Australian researchers have identified a protein in platypus milk that may hold the key to winning the fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs. The monotreme’s milk has antibacterial properties that scientists are hoping to synthesise and...
Superbugs 10127 March 2018 | Insurance & Health Law
The Rise and Rise of Superbugs Superbugs, known more technically as antimicrobial resistance, refer to microorganisms (like bacteria strains or viruses) which have developed resistance to antimicrobial drugs (like antibiotics or antivirals). At least...
Colagrande v Health Ombudsman (No. 2)  QCAT 40627 March 2018 | Insurance & Health Law
Consideration of an application for costs to be paid by the Health Ombudsman arising out of a decision of the Tribunal on 18 and 21 April 2017. Delivered on 30 November 2017. Facts In the substantive proceedings, brought pursuant to section 63 of the...
Medical Board of Australia v Pearse (No. 2)  QCAT 2427 March 2018 | Insurance & Health Law
Consideration of an application by the registrant for costs, some portion on an indemnity basis. Delivered on 1 February 2018. Facts On 4 November 2015, the Tribunal dismissed a referral by the Medical Board (the Board) in which it alleged that the...