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AMA in the News

Your AMA has been active on policy and in the media on a range of issues crucial to making our health system better. Below is a snapshot of recent media coverage.

15 Jul 2012

Your AMA has been active on policy and in the media on a range of issues crucial to making our health system better. Below is a snapshot of recent media coverage.

Print

Minister, we have a problem: AMA boss Steve Hambleton, The Australian, 3 July 2012

The launch of the personally controlled electronic health record system was akin to "throwing a paper plane out the window at Cape Canaveral", AMA President Dr Steve Hambleton says.

Sleeping menace, The Adelaide Advertiser, 3 July 2012

AMA President Dr Steve Hambleton comments on the sleeping medication Stilnox. He says the drug had a place when used as recommended but should never be used long-term

Doctors shy from jab, Sunday Mail, 8 July 2012

AMA President Dr Steve Hambleton says patients deserve to know if their doctor has been immunised for the flu.

Medical apps have a healthy take up, Canberra Times, 7 July 2012

AMA President Dr Steve Hambleton assesses 15 smart phone apps from a US website and says some might help patients.

Patients less likely to catch their child’s cold, The Daily Telegraph, 11 July 2012

Dr Brian Morton, Chair of the AMA’s Council of General Practice, says the results of a study showing parents of young children are less likely to get ill than adults without children seems counter-intuitive to popular thinking.

Radio

Dr Hambleton, 2SER FM, Sydney, 30 June 2012

AMA President Dr Steve Hambleton responds to controversial claims made by US ageing expert David Specter that Alzheimer’s is not a tragedy but a normal part of ageing.

Dr Hambleton, 6PR Perth, 5 July 2012

The Australian Medical Association has welcomed moves by drug companies to disclose payments they make to doctors who endorse their products. AMA President Dr Steve Hambleton says some disclosure is better than none.

Dr Brian Morton, 2GB, 9 July 2012

Dr Brian Morton, Chair of the AMA’s Council of General Practice, says a vaccine for human obesity is likely to be a long way off despite successful trials on mice.

Television

Dr Steve Hambleton, ABC1, 30 June 2012

AMA President Dr Steve Hambleton discusses the launch of personally controlled electronic health records, which he sayswill help improve the health system. 

Dr Brian Morton, ABC News 24, 3 July 2012

The Australian Medical Association is supporting a move to ban athletes from using sedatives like Stilnox. The AMA says there are better, healthier ways of getting to sleep.

Australian Medical Students’ Association

Lack of leadership on asylum seekers costs lives – AMSA, 28 June 2012

The Australian Medical Students’ Association calls on all politicians to put partisan politics aside and treat asylum seekers humanely.

Organ donation a key priority – AMSA, 2 July 2012

The Australian Medical Students’ Association urges greater effort to promote organ and tissue donation.

Training needed for smooth transition to new era of e-health – AMSA, 2 July 2012

Hundreds of medical students at the Australian Medical Students’ Association National Convention hear from the National E-Health Transition Authority regarding the personally controlled electronic health record scheme following its launch on 1 July.

Medical students call for marriage equality, 3 July 2012

The Australian Medical Students’ Association calls for changes to legislation to give same-sex couples the right to marry.

AMSA calls for leadership on climate change, 3 July 2012

Celebrity scientist Dr Karl Kruszelnicki highlights the absurd reality that some politicians are still denying the potentially catastrophic effects of climate change to an audience of almost 1000 medical students at the Australian Medical Students’ Association National Convention. 

1000 medical students gather to address looming threats for medical education, 5 July 2012

The Australian Medical Students’ Association urges the Federal Government to put an immediate hold on the number of medical school places.

AMSA launches National Blood Drive Campaign, 6 July 2012

The Australian Medical Students’ Association launches its National Blood Drive, with medical students from universities across Australia competing to achieve the greatest number of donations.

 


Published: 15 Jul 2012