In the Media
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) welcomes today’s Federal Government announcement of extra funding for longer GP consultations to inform patients of benefits of vaccination against COVID-19 and assist them in making informed decisions.
Latest advice should not alarm AstraZeneca recipients, says AMA The AMA acknowledges the latest advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommending the COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer (Comirnaty) is preferred in adults under the age of 60 years.
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has told the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) that it strongly opposes any move to allow pharmacists to dispense oral contraceptive pills without prescription because of the risks it presents to patient safety.
The President's Message
Dr Omar Khorshid and Prime Minister Scott Morrison met in Perth on Thursday urging a reset to the national COVID-19 vaccine roll out.
Advocacy & Policy
The AMA crunched the numbers to see how a tax on sugary drinks would contribute to tackling obesity.
AMA's vision for a healthy Australia depends on major reforms to our health and aged care systems.
The AMA considers that the policy problems identified in this Regulatory Impact Statement are too heavily focussed on reducing regulatory burden for industry.
The AMA’s submission to the Senate inquiry into Administration of Registration and Notifications by AHPRA has been released to the public.
AMA submission to the Therapeutic Goods Administration – Proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard – June 2021 – oral contraceptives
The AMA vehemently opposes both applications to downschedule oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) from Schedule 4 (prescription only) to Schedule 3 (pharmacist only).
AMA submission to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care – National Opioid Analgesic Stewardship Program
The AMA supports the development of a National Opioids Analgesic Stewardship Program. However, there are several system-wide issues that must be addressed for the Program to meet its full potential.