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GPs bombarded with temporary COVID-19 exemption requests

Anti-vaccination groups have been circulating advice and videos recommending that those who are opposed to COVID-19 vaccination see their doctor and state that they have ‘acute major anxiety caused by the threat of a mandatory medical procedure’ and demand that they are eligible for a vaccine exemption certificate. 


Prescribing changes for nicotine vaping products

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has announced that consumers will require a prescription for all purchases of nicotine vaping products from Australia and overseas from 1 October 2021. This includes nicotine e-cigarettes, nicotine pods and liquid nicotine.


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).


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.


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.


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



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.


10 Aug 2020