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Australia’s drug regulator TGA approves Covid tests that deliver results in 15 minutes

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Healthcare workers and health departments will be among the first to use the rapid antigen tests Full Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by state Follow our global live blog Vic cases map; NSW cases map NSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots list Australia’s drugs regulator… Read More »Australia’s drug regulator TGA approves Covid tests that deliver results in 15 minutes

Oxford University Covid vaccine trial put on hold due to possible adverse reaction in participant

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A spokesman for AstraZeneca, the company working on the coronavirus vaccine, said pausing trials was common during vaccine development The development of a promising Covid-19 vaccine has been put on hold due to a possible adverse reaction in a trial participant. A spokesman for AstraZeneca,… Read More »Oxford University Covid vaccine trial put on hold due to possible adverse reaction in participant

Australia experiencing critical shortage of antidepressants, contraceptives and HRT

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Reasons for shortages are often unclear and substitutes, which are not subsidised by PBS, are prohibitively expensive Australia is experiencing a critical shortage of key drugs including antidepressants, contraceptives and hormone replacement therapies, a situation that experts say highlights systemic problems with medicine supply in… Read More »Australia experiencing critical shortage of antidepressants, contraceptives and HRT

Australian drugmakers hit by critical shortages at height of pandemic, inquiry hears

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Evidence given to parliamentary committee sparks new calls to develop national capability to manufacture medicines and key supplies Australian companies were “shocked” to experience price-gouging and had trouble accessing critical supplies to make medicines and personal protective equipment at the height of the pandemic, a… Read More »Australian drugmakers hit by critical shortages at height of pandemic, inquiry hears