In the media
ACCC institutes proceedings against Cryosite for alleged
The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Cryosite Limited for alleged cartel conduct in relation to its entry into an asset sale agreement with Cell Care Australia Pty Ltd (Cell Care). In June 2017 Cryosite signed an agreement to sell its assets in its cord blood and tissue banking business to Cell Care. On signing the agreement, Cell Care made an upfront, non-refundable payment of $500,000 to Cryosite (12 July 2018). More...
Victorian listeria death linked to strain found in
recalled frozen vegetables
A person dies from a strain of listeria similar to one that triggered a recall of popular brands of frozen vegetables across Australia, but it is not possible to confirm a direct link to one of the products, Victorian authorities say (11 July 2018). More...
Pacemaker 'sales reps' present at heart
surgeries, health insurer boss says
Doctors are performing heart procedures, such as pacemaker implants, with the help of health technicians who are employed by the device manufacturers and have sales targets, industry insiders claim (06 July 2018). More...
Researchers target new wave of emerging infectious
Farmers have long been aware of the many diseases than can be transmitted from animals to humans. Some, such as the Hendra Virus, often have fatal consequences. Dr Ed Annand in Queensland is on a mission to learn more about horses that die of Hendra-like symptoms but test negative to the virus (16 July 2018). More...
Gladstone Hospital staff set to wear body
Staff at the Gladstone Hospital will soon wear cameras on their uniforms to help protect them from aggressive patients (06 July 2018). More...
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