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  • Health,
  • Jun 26, 2019
  • Author: Scott Ames
  • INSIGHT: Steroids and hormone therapies – Off label use or misuse/abuse?

    Pharmacists are expected to have a contemporary knowledge of the drugs that are subject to abuse or misuse, both generally and in their own localities. Steroids and hormone therapies are one of many groups of medications that are the subject of abuse/misuse. Many individuals source anabolic steroids illicitly from coaches, friends, teammates, gym employees, relatives […]

  • Health,Insurance,
  • Jun 25, 2019
  • Author: Claudine Watson-Kyme
  • INSIGHT: How medical practitioners can manage negative online reviews

    Patients are increasingly using social media to post anonymous reviews and ratings about medical services they have received, both good and bad. Thankfully, most are positive. However, a critical review can be distressing for the practitioner and has the potential to damage reputation despite a bad review being just a scintilla of evidence as to […]

  • Health,
  • Jun 12, 2019
  • Author: Kellie Dell’Oro
  • INSIGHT: Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation comes into force in June

    The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic) (the Act) comes into operation on 19 June 2019, making Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD)[1] legal in Victoria. When the legislation comes into effect in June, Victorian registered medical practitioners need to be aware of their role in the application of the Act. For medical practitioners who wish to […]

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