Monthly Archives: August 2018

Smoke & mirrors.The Politics of Medicine


Canberrans woke up this morning to the sounds & sights  of the Media lamenting the fact that “Canberrans are the most likely to be slugged fees for Medicare services” A dramatic description followed describing how the latest AIHW report had … Continue reading

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Are Medically Prescribed Opioids Killing Australians?


Originally posted on Rural General Practice:
Are medically prescribed Opioids killing Australians?   In 1996 Oxycontin a drug more powerful than Heroin hit the medical marketplace. It was touted as the cure for any pain, without addiction and without risk.…

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Little Sick, Big Sick


Originally posted on partridgegp:
GPs, Pharmacists, and Nurse Practitioners have roles in primary care – but it’s not either or. It’s both. They shouldn’t be competing against each other. They are not the same. Professor Claire Jackson has her views…

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