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Pholcodine cough medicines cancelled by the TGA

Fifty-five cough medicines – all containing pholcodine – have been cancelled from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.

Strategy a milestone for WA health and medical research

Western Australia's inaugural strategy for strengthening the State's health and medical research sector has been unveiled.

Human papillomavirus vaccine schedule change

From 6 February 2023, the dose schedule for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine will change to a single dose.

Public consultation launched – abortion legislation reform

The State Government, through the Department of Health, is proposing changes to existing abortion legislation to improve access to safe and timely abortion care in Western Australia.

New heatwave warning system launched

The new heatwave warning system is now live, alongside refreshed consumer information on how to stay safe before, during and after a heatwave.