In the media

New med cannabis

ASX-Listed biopharma MGC Pharma has announced that Australians suffering from drug-resistant epilepsy will be able to access a new medical marijuana-based treatment by December this year (12 October 2018). More...

Australia's love of stone kitchen benchtops is killing workers

Stonemasons who cut engineered stone into a popular type of kitchen benchtop are contracting accelerated silicosis at alarming levels, with doctors warning of the "largest occupational lung crisis since the peak of asbestos use" (10 October 2018). More...

Million Minds to focus on eating disorders, Indigenous and youth mental health

The Australian Government’s $125 million mental health research mission has made child and youth mental health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health, and eating disorders the priorities for its first round of funding (10 October 2018). More...

High Court asked whether bans on protesting near abortion clinics are unconstitutional

The High Court hears laws banning anti-abortion campaigners from protesting near clinics where terminations are offered go too far, and target lawful and peaceful protests (9 October 2018). More...

Telstra breaches priority assistance obligations

The ACMA has directed Telstra to commission an independent audit of compliance with its priority assistance obligations for customers with life-threatening medical conditions. Telstra must also implement a range of systems, processes and reporting to assure the future reliability and effectiveness of priority assistance (8 October 2018). More...

Needles in strawberries highlight rising recall risks

The discovery of needles inside strawberries has highlighted increasing food recall risks facing producers and other parts of the supply chain, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions says (8 October 2018). More...