Dr David Chong

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GPs banned from prescribing ivermectin for COVID-19

On 10 September 2021 the TGA placed new restrictions on the prescribing of oral ivermectin. GPs can only prescribe ivermectin for TGA-approved conditions (scabies and certain parasitic infections). Some specialists are permitted to prescribe ivermectin for unapproved indications (off-label).

Blogs

Regulators warn against Ivermectin for COVID-19

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have warned against using Ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19.

Blogs

Changes to some stimulant medication for use in pregnancy

The TGA recently updated the Product Information documents for methylphenidate to reflect the change of category for use in pregnancy.

Blogs

Advertising COVID-19 vaccines

Usually, vaccines cannot be advertised to consumers and medicines cannot be endorsed by health practitioners, but in the context of the pandemic, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has relaxed the rules for COVID-19 vaccines. In March 2021, the TGA allowed use of government-produced COVID-19 vaccine advertising and factual service information; and in June 2021 extended this to allow advertisers to develop their own advertising material.

Articles & Case Studies

Ahpra's new approach to managing notifications

Ahpra has been resetting its approach to managing notifications – enabling the Board to close concerns about low-risk practitioners faster

Articles & Case Studies

Don’t let a black mark stain your reputation

MDA National continues to receive numerous notifications from GPs and practices arising from the administration of intravenous iron

Articles & Case Studies

Your guide to navigating family disputes

Family disputes usually involve heightened emotions – so patient complaints are possible if the situation is not carefully managed

Articles & Case Studies

Empowering the medical leaders of tomorrow

The value of medical leadership is becoming increasingly recognised and was highlighted further through the COVID-19 crisis

 

Library

Career complications and contending with uncertainty

Among the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for junior doctors is how to respond to medical training impacts and career uncertainty. In this podcast, Dr Caroline Elton (a psychologist who specialises in helping doctors)and Dr Benjamin Veness (a Psychiatry registrar) share advice for coping with medical training and career delays, disruptions and unknowns.

Podcasts

10 Aug 2020