Monthly Archives: September 2015

Silimed medical devices suspended

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is aware of the suspension in Europe of devices manufactured by Silimed that followed an audit of its manufacturing procedures. The TGA is urgently investigating to determine what action is required in Australia including testing of samples. As a precautionary measure, Device Technologies (the Australian distributor) has stopped any further …

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Medical Tourism: Making an informed choice

Information Update The lure of overseas treatment is often based on price. However, medical tourism raises some safety and financial concerns for Australian patients. These factors should be considered before committing to overseas medical treatment. Is the overseas surgeon appropriately qualified, experienced and accredited with the relevant regulatory bodies? Does the hospital/day clinic meet appropriate …

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Warning: Risks associated with cosmetic surgery

ASPS’ number one priority is patient safety. For that reason we have called for nationally-consistent regulations over cosmetic surgery that help provide protection for patients over many years. ASPS President, Associate Professor Bartholomeusz, said in a recent media release: “We can only reiterate that cosmetic surgery is not trivial surgery. Anaesthesia and surgery carries risks and …

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