Pharmaceuticals

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Medication
Pharmaceutical industry
Report

Planning and governance of COVID-19 procurements to increase the National Medical Stockpile

This audit examined whether the COVID-19 National Medical Stockpile (NMS) procurement requirement was met through effective planning and governance arrangements.
Report

Patient power: unleashing choice over routine medications

This report finds that many patients are not fully aware of the level of control they are entitled to when it comes to choosing medication. It suggests that pharmacists could play a greater role in the patient care pathway to support patients make choices about...
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Rationalising regulation: helping the economy recover from the corona crisis

Australia’s anachronistic, inconsistent and excessive regulatory landscape is an area of immense potential for growth-enhancing economic reforms. This paper considers regulations across a wide range of sectors, including the construction, agricultural, pharmaceutical, retail trade, mining, hospitality and tourism, and childcare sectors.
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Biodata and biotechnology: opportunity and challenges for Australia

This report canvasses the extraordinary recent developments in genome sequencing and genetic engineering, which will transform all biological enterprises, including healthcare, among the most important parts of the global economy. It argues that there is a opportunity for Australia to play a leading role in...
Fact sheet

Fact Check Fact File: The history of vaccines, from smallpox to SARS and beyond

With the world focused on a fast-tracked treatment for the novel coronavirus, RMIT ABC Fact Check takes a look at the history of vaccine development in the fight against some of the world's most infectious diseases.
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COVID-19 disinformation and social media manipulation: pro-Russian vaccine politics drives new disinformation narratives

This latest report in the series on COVID-19 disinformation and social media manipulation investigates vaccine disinformation emerging – the day after Russia announced plans to mass-produce its own vaccine - from Eastern Ukraine’s pro-Russian media ecosystem.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Clive Palmer says hydroxychloroquine contributed to Australia's low COVID-19 death rate. Is he correct?

Businessman and former federal MP Clive Palmer claimed that use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine contributed to Australia’s low death rate during the coronavirus pandemic. He said the Covid-19 death curve had flattened after the federal health minister announced the drug would be made available...
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National Drug Strategy household survey 2019

This report presents key results from the 2019 National Drug Strategy household survey. It looks at people’s drug use throughout their lives and during the last 12 months, and examines how these patterns have changed over time.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Threat to the survival of local pharmacies exaggerated

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia claims that bringing forward reductions in the prices of prescription medicines will threaten the survival of local pharmacies.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: How much is subsidising cheap paracetamol costing the government?

Health Minister Sussan Ley claims subsidising paracetamol that can be bought cheaply without a prescription is costing the government $73 million a year.