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Flu deaths hit 300 as ‘peak’ passes

About 300 people have died from the flu this year but experts believe Australia’s “moderately bad” season has probably already hit its peak. The flu season started early this year after a mild one in 2018, leading to significantly higher numbers of influenza cases than usually experienced by this point. Influenza expert Professor Robert Booy… Read More »

Senate passes massive legislation to combat opioid crisis

The Senate passed on Monday by a nearly unanimous vote a bill containing 70 measures aimed at fighting the opioid epidemic, setting up a conference with the House of Representatives to reconcile differences between the versions and send legislation to President Trump. The Senate’s Opioid Response Act includes measures that range from expanding access to… Read More »