Media Reports – Oceania

alphabetical by country

[Australia] Sheshtyn Paola, Guild targets direct supply, meds shortages, Australian Journal of Pharmacy, 23 November 2017.

[Australia] Clare Armstrong, Flu vaccine shortage in Queensland pharmacies again, Courrier Mail, 5 October 2017.

[Australia] Anon., Shortage of drug to help ease flu, Daily Liberal, 6 September 2017.

[Australia] Anon. Queensland suffers severe antiviral shortage, Eye Witness News, 18 August 2017. See also here.

[Australia] Aisha Dow, Calls for drug policy rethink as hospitals ration ‘critical’ painkiller fentanyl, Sydney Morning Herald, 17 July 2017.

[Australia] Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, Medicines survey reveals hospitals ‘short shelved,’ pharmacists in the dark,, 13 July 2017.

[Australia] Sheshtyn Paola, Shortage processes need to change, Australian Journal of Pharmacy, 5 July 2017.

[Australia] Sophie Scott, Major drug shortages hit Australian hospitals and impact patient care [report by Professor Michael J. Dooley, Monash University], ABC News, 13 June 2017. See also here and here.

[Australia] SHPA, Medicines shortages in Australia, Report, June 2017.

[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.

[Australia] Goldblatt J et al. Enzyme replacement therapy ‘drug holiday’; results from an unexpected shortage of an orphan drug supply in Australia. Blood Cells Molecules & Diseases 46(1):107-10, 2011 Jan 15.

[Fiji] Anon. Hopes Fiji medical supplies shortage will end soon, Radio New Zealand, 29 June 2017.

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

[New Zealand] Rachel Thomas, The drugs we couldn’t get enough of; more than 200 cases of shortages over six years, Stuff, 7 December 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,, 16 February 2016.

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

[New Zealand] Waikato Times, Cholesterol drug shortage a worry for pharmacists., 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] Gloria Bauai, Low manpower, drugs at Modilon, Loop PNG, 3 December 2017.

[Papua New Guinea] Imelda Wavik, Northern hospitals suffering drugs shortage, Loop, 18 October 2017.

[Papua New Guinea] Anon., Business scaled down after gunfight in Mendi [no drugs to treat wounded] Post Courier, 13 September 2017.

[Papua New Guinea] Lucy Kopana, Growing demand for health care: Etep rural hospital [closed doors for lack of supplies], EMTV, 12 September 2017.

[Papua New Guinea] Mong Palatino., PNG’s Health minister accused of ordering public hospitals to stop speaking about the country’s drug shortage, Global Voices, 2 September 2017.

[Papua New Guinea] Lynette Kill, MP outlines plans, confirms drug shortage, Post Courier, 25 August 2017.

[Papua New Guinea] Tony Sii, Health centre out of drugs, Post Courier, 24 August 2017.

[Papua New Guinea] Anon., Suao questions the apointment of Buroneo Pacific Pharmacy to supply drugs in PNG, PNG facts, August 2017.

[Papua New Guinea] Anon. Health centres in dire straits, Post Courier, 15 August 2017.

[Papua New Guinea] Anon., Shortage forces Bougainvilleans to buy medicines overseas, Radio New Zealand News, 7 August 2017.

[Papua New Guinea] Anon. Pacific medical supply shortages, Radio New Zealand, 5 July 2017.

[Papua New Guinea] Cedric Patjole, CPL fire: no drug problem, Loop PNG, 21 June 2017. See also here.

[Papua New Guinea] Anon., Drug shortage is being addressed, says Kase, Post Courrier, 14 June 2017.

[Papua New Guinea] Anon., Crippled by drug shortage, PNG doctors threaten to strike, Radio New Zealand, 12 June 2017.

[Papua New Guinea] Vasinatta Yama, Mt Hagen hospital facing drug shortage, EMTV online, 6 June 2017. See also Serah Aupong and Fabian Hakalits.

[Papua New Guinea] Natalie Cholohei, Angau issues notice on drug shortage, Post Courier, 5 June 2017.

[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