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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health


It’s time for pharmacists to renew their registration… here’s what’s different this year The Pharmacy Board has issued a reminder that pharmacists have until 30 November 2021 to renew their …

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of preventable blindness of working-age adults in the world.1 In Australia it is one of the top five causes of irreversible blindness among …

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia has recommitted to meaningful action in the name of reconciliation as National Reconciliation Week 2021 concluded across Australia SHPA Aboriginal and Torres Strait …

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia says it is finalising its first national Reconciliation Action Plan  The plan is set to be launched after formal endorsement by Reconciliation Australia, it says. …

A doctor has been fined $30,000 but avoided suspension after he made serious errors diagnosing a patient, and she later died The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the Medical …

Hospital doctors will now be able to write Close The Gap scripts – but hospital pharmacies are still left out of the scheme An announcement by the Commonwealth Department of …

Nearly a third of survey respondents were unaware of their eligibility for free influenza vaccination, and more than half believed the vaccine could cause flu Researchers from the University of …

Health authorities are asking people who attended last weekend’s Black Lives Matter rally in Melbourne to take measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 The Victorian Aboriginal Controlled Health Organisation …

NACCHO has advised on several recent changes to improve how ACCHO clients can receive medicines reviews In a COVID-19 NACCHO Medicines and Pharmacy Update, the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Differences in stroke risk and cardiovascular mortality for Aboriginal and other Australian patients with atrial fibrillation Stroke risk and …

Indigenous doctors warn that racism will cost lives, after a man was denied coronavirus testing and told it was only for “real Aborigines” The Australian Indigenous Doctors Association has issued …

Managing medications is crucial for Aboriginal Australians with chronic disease, writes Amy Page More Aboriginal Australians are living to greater ages. This means that problems of suboptimal prescribing for chronic …