Australian government was warned last year of potential shortage of COVID and arthritis drug Tocilizumab

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The Australian government was warned more than a year ago of a potential shortage of a drug used to treat COVID-19 sufferers, but did nothing to procure stockpiles of the medication.Key points:Arthritis patients are struggling to access Tocilizumab, marketed as Actemra, because it is being used to treat COVIDThe Department of Health says it is … Read more

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Government faces tough alert level decision

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Government faces tough alert level decision

There were 20 new cases of COVID-19 in the community on September 18th. Video / NZ Herald The Government will face one of its toughest decisions yet when it meets on Monday to decide whether Auckland should drop to level 3 restrictions, Covid commentators say.Health teams might not have all the answers about where and … Read more

Covid travel test firms on UK government list refusing to give refunds | Healthcare industry

Companies included on the government’s approved Covid-19 travel test provider list appear to be flouting consumer law by refusing to refund customers for unfulfilled orders, according to dozens of travellers who have contacted the Guardian.Boots is among the firms whose terms and conditions state that orders for tests are non-refundable even if they fail to … Read more