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Health premiums rise, Health Minister says families ‘better off’
The Age 02/03
Private health insurance premiums will rise by an average of 5.59 per cent this year, an outcome Health Minister Sussan Ley is chalking up as a win for consumers. More….
Pharmacist says increased availability of heroin antidote will save lives
ABC The World Today 02/03
From today a drug which acts as an antidote to heroin overdose is available over the counter at pharmacies The Melbourne pharmacist who pushed for increased availability of Naloxone says More….
First South Australian case of Zika virus confirmed
SOUTH Australia has its first confirmed case of Zika virus disease, in an Adelaide man who recently returned from an overseas trip. More….
Why advertisers use pictures to sell pharmaceuticals – and shouldn’t
The Conversation 01/03
Some advertising content bypasses regulations to promote unrealistic beliefs about drugs. More….