Australians may be able to buy cannabis pain relief without a prescription in about 12 months with final clinical trials underway for a dissolvable tablet.
Young doctors are more likely to choose to live and work in country Australia if rural generalist medicine is recognised as a specialty, medical colleges say.
A pact on artificial intelligence is intended to protect people from harm without stifling breakthroughs in vaccines, computing and defence.
A Hungarian-born researcher and a US scientist have won this year's Nobel Prize in Medicine for their work on mRNA vaccines against COVID-19.
From today, there are significant changes to how some common medicines are prescribed and dispensed in Australia. This means you could walk away from the pharmacy with 60-days’ worth of your usual medicine from a single prescription. Until now, most long-term medicines were only available for 30 days at a time. So the price of these medicines for some patients may effectively halve.
The federal government has entered into talks with the peak body representing pharmacies as its 60-day medicine dispensing policy kicks off.
Cheaper medicines and 60-day dispensing will go ahead as planned but a second push to veto the policy will come up for a vote just days after it starts.
Roadside drug laws are particularly harsh on rural and outer suburban people who cannot use public transport, but proposed laws could change that.
Any healthcare practitioner will be able to prescribe medical abortion pills, with health groups hailing the easing of the rules as a win for equity.
Former model Tara Moss has discontinued a civil lawsuit against a NSW doctor over an alleged misdiagnosis she claimed led to permanent injury and chronic pain.
A subsidiary of ASX-listed Incannex Healthcare plans to open psychedelic-assisted clinics "as quickly as we can" across Australia in the next few years.
Changes to bulk billing incentives will give more than 11 million Australians access to general practitioner services with no out-of-pocket costs.
Two peak medical bodies are at odds over solutions to soaring medicine expenses and a burdened health system, with patient well-being caught in the crossfire.
A world-first surgical technique performed by an Australian surgeon using a groundbreaking Australian-Singaporean 3D implant has produced a jaw-dropping result.
Case numbers of COVID have fallen significantly across the nation as new treatments provide hope in the fight against the deadly virus.
Codeine use has dropped by 37 per cent since over the counter sales were banned, according to new findings from wastewater sampling taken across the nation.
New targeted painkillers potentially requiring fewer doses and with less side effects are being developed by a University of Queensland startup.
The AMA is urging the government to improve mobile and internet coverage in the bush, particularly as several states endure major floods.
A PhD student from the University of Southern Queensland is developing an affordable wound dressing made from plum peel, aloe vera and sticky gum.
Young people across the nation are being encouraged to sign up for the Australian Organ Donor Register as part of DonateLife Week.
Expectant mothers and transplant candidates are among those expected to benefit following a vaccine breakthrough at a Queensland medical research institute.
More Australian mothers are choosing to give birth in the public health system leading to concerns about the future of private providers.
A prominent Brisbane Anglican priest appointed to investigate child abuse within the church has fronted court accused of historic sex offences.