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Month: July 2022




How supply chain enhancements can boost medication compliance rates

The pharmaceutical industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has raised the bar for therapeutic development, with vaccine generation and approval performed in record timeframes. However, as Linfox General Manager Healthcare, Andrew Mitchell points out, much of the focus on expediting biomedical research begins and ends in the lab, leaving large portions of the value chain…

20 Jul 2022, by Amy Sarcevic


Nothing about us without us – are we there yet with disability rights?

Visit Disability Summit Website Book Disability Summit “Nothing about us without us” – the idea that policy shouldn’t be designed without first consulting the people it targets – has become a prominent mantra in the disability rights space in recent years. However, while the idea may have gained traction, it is yet to have altered…

14 Jul 2022, by Amy Sarcevic


How the Shire of Coolgardie is keeping services running with minimal rate increases

As the cost of living (COL) index scales 6-7 percent, the Shire of Coolgardie – Western Australia’s third largest GDP contributor outside of the Pilbarra region – is exploring novel ways to provide community services against budgetary constraints. With local government rate increases restricted to a modest 2-3 percent (4 percent below the COL index),…

13 Jul 2022, by Amy Sarcevic



Accelerating the pathways between mouse and human in biomedical research

Australia’s medical research sector is thriving, with this year seeing record levels of government investment ($6.8 billion) – and sizeable contributions from the private sector – into early stage, domestic projects. The translation of this research into new products and therapies, however, is not progressing at the same pace, when compared with international peers. It…

12 Jul 2022, by Amy Sarcevic



Could anti-abortion law come to Australia – and what might happen if it did?

The US Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v Wade has had an immediate effect on abortion access in the United States, with the criminalisation of abortion in some states taking effect within hours of the court’s ruling. The ruling and its consequences have set off alarm bells worldwide, including Australia, where a series of protests…

11 Jul 2022, by Amy Sarcevic


The decreasing emphasis on technology in designing future healthcare

As a doctor who works in tech, Microsoft’s Health Industry Executive and Chief Medical Officer Dr Nic Woods’ outlook for the future of health is notably un-technology focussed. “Many of the tools we need to service the future health needs of Australians already exist,” he said ahead of the Innovate Health Conference, hosted by Informa…

5 Jul 2022, by Amy Sarcevic


The one question people who work with NDIS participants should always ask

Visit Disability Summit Website Book Disability Summit What does fun look like for you? It’s not a question that comes up frequently in a professional context; but it is one that Peer Mentor and disability advocate Adrian O’Malley has begun asking a lot in recent years. Adrian – who lives with disabilities himself following a…

1 Jul 2022, by Amy Sarcevic