Medical staff lacked ‘critical thinking’ in accidental overdose of Paul Lau, coroner finds

Medical staff lacked ‘critical thinking’ in accidental overdose of Paul Lau, coroner finds

Posted March 29, 2018 12:16:53 Photo: Paul Lau died in 2015 after he was prescribed the wrong pain medication following knee surgery. (Supplied) Related Story: Paul went into hospital for routine knee surgery, he died after being given the wrong medication Map: Macquarie University 2109 The coroner overseeing the inquest …

Dialysis donation to revolutionise medical treatment in South Australia’s APY Lands

Dialysis donation to revolutionise medical treatment in South Australia’s APY Lands

Updated March 29, 2018 15:00:44 Photo: APY Art Centre Collective artists raised almost $170,000 for the dialysis centre. (ABC News: Patrick Martin, file) An international grant will deliver the first permanent renal dialysis treatment units to the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, in what will be the biggest change to …

Pelvic mesh implants ‘one of the biggest medical scandals’ involving Australian women

Pelvic mesh implants ‘one of the biggest medical scandals’ involving Australian women

Updated March 28, 2018 20:20:01 Photo: Hundreds of Australian women complained of serious and debilitating side effects from the implants. (ABC News: Jerry Rickard) Related Story: Controversial vaginal mesh implants banned Related Story: It’s easier to track faulty car parts than medical devices A scathing report into transvaginal mesh implants …

Transvaginal mesh inquiry criticises Australia’s medical device regulation | Society

The health system’s catastrophic failure to protect women receiving transvaginal mesh implants has caused “great cost” to victims, exposed major failings with Australia’s regulation of medical devices, and cast health professionals in a “very poor light”, an inquiry has found. The inquiry has called for a major overhaul of Australia’s …

Pelvic mesh implants: How tracking vehicle parts is easier than medical devices

Pelvic mesh implants: How tracking vehicle parts is easier than medical devices

Posted March 27, 2018 10:39:24 Photo: When Takata airbags were recalled, getting word out to consumers was efficient and effective. (Supplied: NT Police) When Takata airbags were recalled globally in 2017, the manufacturers were able to tell motorists the make, model and year of the cars with the faulty safety …