March 16, 2016
Doctors and other health professionals from 14 prestigious medical colleges in Australia and New Zealand have reviewed the evidence 61 of the most commonly sought medical treatments, tests and procedures and found them lacking.
As a result there will be sweeping changes to recommendations that were previously considered the norm.
This is a positive step for the health industry. By identifying unnecessary, wasteful and expensive treatment, our health and the health budget will become more efficacious and efficient.
September 9, 2014
In the foreseeable future, prescription painkillers such as oxycodone will overtake heroin as Australias number one opioid drug killer.
In the wake of Overdose Awareness Day (31st August) the National Coronial Information System (NCIS) has released a report (August 2014) that provides a snapshot on opioid related deaths in Australia.