THERAPISTS SEXUAL CONTACT WITH PATIENTS CAUSES HARM IN AUSTRALIA

Any sexual contact with patients by treating psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists causes harm and should involve criminal sanctions.In countries, such as the United States, Germany, Israel and Sweden, there are laws specifying it a criminal offence for...

Aged homes may have to show restraint data

Aged homes may have to show restraint data Yahoo News, Tracey Ferrier, 31 October 2019 Aged care homes could be forced to publish data about the physical and chemical restraint of elderly Australians in their care. The aged care royal commission on Thursday handed...

Xanax still being overprescribed despite policy changes

Xanax still being overprescribed despite policy changes Rachel Clun, The Sydney Morning Herald, September 19, 2019 Patients are still being prescribed hundreds of Xanax tablets a year despite a cut in government subsidies. Reports of anxiety drug poisonings have also...

A warning for 1.5 million Australians on benzodiazepines

A warning for 1.5 million Australians on benzodiazepines Tue 13 Aug 2019, 6:51am According to the Australian Bureau of statistics, the single biggest drug type implicated in drug-related deaths are actually benzodiazepines, or benzos,drugs which help with anxiety and...