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This final report provides the review panel’s recommendations on consumers' continued access to affordable medicines, future remuneration, regulation and other arrangements that apply to pharmacies and wholesalers for the dispensing and supply of medicines and other services provided under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Foodborne illness is not a local issue and a coherent approach is required to tackle the challenges effectively. The experience of countries that have focussed on reducing foodborne illness nationally indicates the best opportunity for success.
Commissioned by the Federal Department of Health and Ageing, this evaluation considers the $805m Indigenous Chronic Disease Package (ICDP), a federal government initiative designed to improve the capacity of primary health care services to more effectively prevent and manage chronic disease among Indigenous populations.
This consultation paper examines the issues around prescription opioid use and misuse in Australia and explores options for a regulatory response to issues identified.
Over the past few years, a number of Australians have expressed interest in the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. There have only been a limited number of well-designed clinical studies on medicinal cannabis and so it is hard for some doctors to find quality...
This report summaries the results of national consultations that highlight the importance of culture and tackling the social determinants of health, to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
This draft strategy continues the long-standing national commitment to tackling risky alcohol use and related harm in the community, through a combination of law enforcement, prevention, early intervention and health care strategies.
Australia’s Aged Care Diversity Framework is a timely and important step towards a more inclusive future for aged care services in Australia. Whether barriers to appropriate aged care are perceived or real, they must be addressed to meet the diverse needs of the community.
This report reviews the actions undertaken to implement the principles and goals of the LGBTI strategy and considers the success of the strategy – and opportunities for improvement – from the perspectives of stakeholders.
This review examined whether current systems provide assurance that aged care recipients receive appropriate care and that failures of care are rapidly identified and addressed.