Media Reports – Oceania

alphabetical by country

[Australia] Anon. Medication shortage leaves females over-60 desperate, Starts at 60 Healthy, 16 April 2017. See also intelligent discussion here.

[Australia] Anon., Australian health system suffering shortage of antibiotics, RN Breakfast [Fran Kelly], ABC Radio National (ABC), 3 April 2017.

[Australia] Johnathan Hair, Doctors worried about national shortage of heart medication for angina, ABC.Net, 2 February 2017.

[Australia] Anon. Hospitals forced to ration due to drug shortage, tenplay Television Eyewitness News, 11 December 2016. [NB links works only in Australia]

[Australia] Kate Aubusson, Patients will die if they don’t fix this. Hospitals rationing, stockpiling first-line antibiotics amid drug shortage. Sydney Morning Herald, 11 December 2016.

[Australia] Zilla Efrat, What’s causing all these medicine shortages?, Pharmacy News, 9 September 2016.

[Australia] Brad Crouch, Global chemotherapy drug shortage triggers SA Health action plan, Adelaide Now, 11 October 2016. See also here and here.

[Australia] Anon. Study highlights drug shortages in pharmacies [due to price-lowering policy] Pharmacy News, 18 July 2016.

[Australia] Brad Crouch, Key type 2 diabetes drugs Diabex and

[Australia] Diaformin [metformin] in short supply due to manufacturing issues, 27 Adelaide Now, May 2016.

[Australia] Michael Woodhead, Flu vaccine shortage delays 2015 program, Australian Doctor, 21 January 2015.

[Australia] Wendy Lipworth and Ian Kerridge, Why drug shortages are an ethical issue, Australasian Medical Journal, 30 November 2013.

[Australia] ABC News, Patients warned over shortage of hyperthyroidism drug [carbimazole], ABC News, 24 October 2013.

[Australia] Betty B. Chaar, Medicine shortages: implications for the Austrlian healthcare system, Australasian Medical Journal, 31 March 2013.

[Australia] Margot O’Neill, Australia faces drug shortages: experts. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Lateline, 7 March 2012.

[Fiji] Nasik Swami, Luveni: drug shortage not urgent, Fiji Times, 25 April 2017.

[New Zealand] Selina Powell, Patient rations heart medication as supply issues bite, Stuff, 22 June 2016.

[New Zealand] Blake Crayton-Brown, No end in sight for nationwide shortage of heart medication metaprolol, Stuff, 14 June 2016.

[New Zealand] Bruce Lee, When the medicines run out: Dealing with drug shortages, NZ Doctor, 25 May 2016.

[New Zealand] Bruce Lee, Migraine drug supplies topped up as shortages become run of the mill, NZ Doctor, 5 April 2016.

[New Zealand] Ben Heather, Excruciating pain looms for patients as Pharmac runs out of cluster headache drug, Stuff.co.nz, 16 February 2016.

[New Zealand] Ben Heather, Patients regularly face medicine shortages as NZ struggles to secure supply, Stuff.co.nz, 6 February 2016.

[New Zealand] Waikato Times, Cholesterol drug shortage a worry for pharmacists. Stuff.co.nz, 8 January 2015.

[New Zealand] ABC, Hospital coping with cancer drug shortage, Yahoo! New Zealand News, 2 March 2012.

[New Zealand] Dinesh Chandra Gaur, Drug Shortage Crisis, 24 September 2011.

[Papua New Guinea] Grace Auka Salmang, Drug shortage being addressed, Post Courier, 3 May 2017.

[Papua New Guinea] Anon., Two [children] die [of malaria] as a result of drug shortage, Post-Courier, 24 April 2017.

[Papua New Guinea] Anon., Papua New Guinea government oversight leads to critical drug shortages, Pacific Islands Report, 14 March 2017.

[Solomon Islands] Bradford Theonomi, Hospital faces drug shortage, Solomon Star, 24 October 2013.

[Solomon Islands] Edie Ossifelo, Villagers claim Fauabu faces drug shortage, Solomon Star, 9 January 2015