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Long COVID sufferers feel abandoned, expert tells probe

Leading virus expert, Burnet Institute's Professor Brendan Crabb, has called for greater support for people affected by long COVID, warning those with the condition have felt abandoned by the Federal Government.

Butler on lookout for ways to urgently increase aged care winter booster rate

Health Minister Mark Butler has sought urgent advice on ways to boost the uptake of fourth doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in aged-care facilities amid a rising number of deaths in the sector.

TGA announces influenza vaccine batch release for 2022 season

The health department has advised that the Therapeutic Goods Administration has released more than 95 batches of influenza vaccine, consisting of over 16.8 million doses, for supply in Australia for the 2022 influenza season.

COPD patients needed to explore benefits of drug for sleeping and breathing

Researchers at Flinders University are taking a detailed look at the sleep of people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), focusing on the benefits of using a low-dose daily morphine pill.

Australian experts warn against fast-tracking of US-approved Alzheimer’s treatment drug: Special Report

In an article published in the Medical Journal of Australia, experts warn that despite FDA approval in the US, trial data for a new Alzheimer's treatment is not sufficient for Australian medical professionals to cite confidence in it. BIANCA ROBERTS investigates

First COVID-19 oral treatments approved by TGA for use in Australia

The first two oral treatments for COVID-19 have been approved for use in Australia by the country's medical regulator.

One Nation senator blasted over ‘dangerous’ and ‘incorrect’ vaccine death claims

TGA boss Professor John Skerritt has rubbished One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts' claims that 500 deaths have been linked to coronavirus vaccines here in Australia, as"dangerous and incorrect".

New TGA-approved device helping aged care providers ensure health and safety of residents and staff

LoopKiosk is the first TGA-approved integrated entry management system that uses infrared thermometer technology to accurately check a person’s temperature as part of an electronic sign-in process.

Aged care residents to begin receiving third COVID jabs from early November

Aged care residents are expected to start receiving third jabs from the second week of November if the medicines regulator and expert immunisation panel approves the move.

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