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  • E-cigarettes not a smoking gateway

    17 Jan 2017
    Dear Editor,The article ‘E-cigs a gateway to smoking for young: study’ (Australian Medicine, 10 November 2016) misinterprets the finding of a recent study and incorrectly claims...

  • Cancer screening

    17 Jan 2017
    Dear Editor,Why reinvent the wheel (‘National cancer screening register: update’, Australian Medicine, 8 December 2016)?Leave cancer screening in GP hands where it belongs. We...

  • Euthanasia – the AMA got it right

    17 Jan 2017
    Euthanasia – the AMA got it rightSpeaking on national television [ABC, Q&A] in November 2015, Andrew Denton strongly advocated  a Belgian-style euthanasia system, with...

  • Euthanasia – AMA position ambiguous

    17 Jan 2017
    Dear EditorI am concerned that the AMA position on voluntary euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, as outlined in Australian Medicine on 21 November 2016, and as reported in...

  • Letter to the Editor

    02 Apr 2015
    Dear Editor,In response to the article ‘Hospital funding squeeze intensifies’ in the March 2015 edition of Australian Medicine which referenced the National Efficient Price...

  • Keep an open mind on Lyme disease

    13 May 2014
    Dear Sir/MadamI was alarmed by your recent publication of a piece named 'Lyme disease not a local-grown problem:  pathologists'.I wonder whether Dr Graves swore an...

  • Members’ Forum

    21 Jan 2014
    AMACGP Chair Dr Brian Morton said the tragic death of an infant after parent who called the healthdirect 24-hour telephone helpline was mistakenly told their child’s...

  • Members’ Forum

    11 Mar 2013
    Revelations that up to 1200 patients at a major British hospital died unnecessarily because of negligence and misplaced priorities (see Hundreds die as budget targets come before...

  • Members’ Forum

    25 Mar 2013
    The suggestion made by Dr Brian Morton, Chair of the AMA Council of General Practice, that consideration be given to employing pharmacists within general practices (see Time for a...

  • Members’ Forum

    29 Jul 2013
    President of the Australian Medical Student Association Mr Benjamin Veness shared his experiences with stress among medical students, prompting some readers to share their own...