Heart disease has been Australia's leading cause of death since the early part of the 20th century, but that could be set to change as dementia death rates continue to rise, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
MEMBERS and friends of CPSA have long been calling for improvements to the medicine label regulations, which have not been updated in 15 years. In a win for medication consumers, new labelling requirements have now taken effect and are set to be rolled out across the country.
THE Australian Department of Health recently announced changes to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) pricing arrangements that will see consumers pay less for up to 2,000 medicines.
RESEARCHERS at Flinders University in South Australia working with US scientists have made a breakthrough discovery, which could see a vaccine for Alzheimer's disease in just years.
IN DECEMBER last year, the Government announced changes to the incentives paid to pathology and diagnostic imaging providers to bulk bill out-of-hospital services. Pathology includes blood tests etc. Diagnostic imaging includes X-rays, MRIs etc.