Addition of Hepatitis C treatments on to the PBS welcomed

Addition of Hepatitis C treatments on to the PBS welcomed


Monday 29 February 2016

Breakthrough anti-viral medications, include medications to treat Hepatitis C, will be available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from tomorrow, Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon said today.   In December 2015, the Federal Government announced a funding …


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Bone and Tissue Bank deserves State Government support


Friday 26 February 2016

The State Government should immediately provide financial support for the Perth Bone & Tissue Bank to allow it to find a permanent home and continue to assist hundreds of West Australians, the AMA (WA) has said today.   “The time …


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Tropical travellers urged to reconsider plans: AMA (WA)


Tuesday 16 February 2016

The AMA (WA) has urged all West Australians travelling to South America to reconsider their travel plans, as health officials struggle to get the current Zika virus pandemic under control.   “Until the current situation is resolved, we urge people …


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Now is the time to act on Graylands closure: AMA (WA)


Wednesday 10 February 2016

Concerning reports of mental health patients languishing in Graylands Hospital, some for more than a decade, has highlighted just how crucial it is for Mental Health to return to the Health portfolio, the AMA (WA) said today.   “Separating the …


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Remember to keep cool in the heat: AMA (WA)


Thursday 4 February 2016

With a serious heatwave being forecast to hit WA later this week, the AMA (WA) has urged the community to avoid long periods in the sun and to be properly prepared to recognise and treat heat exhaustion, AMA (WA) President …


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