Cautious, rational approach needed in medical marijuana debate: AMA (WA)

Cautious, rational approach needed in medical marijuana debate: AMA (WA)


Thursday 16 October 2014

Australia needs a national, evidence-based approach to the medical marijuana debate and not rely on anecdotal evidence largely based on emotion, AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon said today.   In an opinion piece in today’s West Australian, Dr Gannon …


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Opening of Fiona Stanley a momentous occasion for health: AMA (WA)


Friday 3 October 2014

The official opening of the first stage of Fiona Stanley Hospital is a significant step forward for health in Western Australia, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   “This massive project is a clear sign of the importance of …


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Money raised by land sales must stay with health: AMA (WA)


Thursday 25 September 2014

All monies raised through the sale of landmark hospital sites should be kept for spending on health services, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   “We are not opposed to the sale of hospital sites or other land currently …


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AMA (WA) congratulates winner at the 2014 WA Media Awards


Tuesday 23 September 2014

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today congratulated ABC journalist Caitlyn Gribbin for being recognised at the WA Media Awards at the weekend for excellence in health reporting.   Caitlyn received the prize for Best Health/Medical Report at the prestigious ceremony …


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Fine for breast screening scam welcomed: AMA (WA)


Wednesday 17 September 2014

Yesterday’s Federal Court decision to fine breast imaging company Safe Breast Imaging sends a strong message to anyone seeking to dupe Australian women, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   The company was fined $200,000 for falsely promoting an …


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