State-funded meningococcal vaccine welcomed: AMA (WA)

State-funded meningococcal vaccine welcomed: AMA (WA)


Tuesday 23 January 2018

The Australian Medical Association (WA) has welcomed the WA Government’s decision to expand the state-funded meningococcal vaccine program to include young children.   “This is a fantastic initiative that will go a long way in protecting young children in our …


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Stay out of hospital this New Year’s Eve


Friday 29 December 2017

West Australians are urged to see out the year safely and to celebrate the arrival of 2018 sensibly, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   AMA (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid said that emergency departments in Perth will be …


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State support of violence reprehensible – AMA (WA)


Tuesday 31 October 2017

The State Government should be embarrassed by its financial support of cage-fighting in Western Australia, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   “It’s one thing to bend to the pressure of the UFC snake oil salesmen and reintroduce cage …


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Do not be weak on codeine, Minister


Wednesday 11 October 2017

State Health Minister Roger Cook is putting the health of West Australians at risk by joining a push to reverse the decision to make codeine products available by script only, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   Mr Cook …


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Do not underestimate influenza: AMA (WA)


Thursday 5 October 2017

Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid believes more needs to be done to convince parents that influenza is a potentially life threatening virus and that vaccines are safe.   Writing in the latest issue of the AMA (WA) …


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Setting the agenda on the End-of-Life debate
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Thursday, 31st May 2018

It is an issue that will dominate political, medical and ethical debate in Western Australia over the next year, if not longer.   And the Australian Medical Association (WA) is determined to have the voice of the medical profession heard …