Federal Government Funding for National Allergy Strategy
The Health Minister The Hon Sussan Ley MP announced $500,000 in funding for the National Allergy Strategy implementation at the launch of Food Allergy Week in Sydney on 16th May 2016.
The National Allergy Strategy was launched in August 2015 and was developed in partnership by the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) in consultation with more than 60 stakeholder organisations.
The major projects to be funded will be: standardising drug allergy management, improving allergy management for teens and young adults, and allergy management in food service including in the hospital setting.
The Therapeutic Goods Association has issued a warning that cough and cold medicines containing bromhexine have been linked to a small risk of severe allergic reactions and severe skin reactions. This information is timely given the arrival of winter and influenza season.
Jack Jumper Ant Allergy Clinic opens at Monash Medical Centre
A specialist clinic to treat patients allergic to the sting of jack jumper ants has been established at Monash Medical Centre.
Launched by the Victorian Minister for Health, The Hon Jill Hennessy MP on Thursday 2 June, this clinic will deliver a lifesaving jack jumper ant venom immunotherapy program. This program desensitises those with a jack jumper allergy.
Autoimmune Resource & Research Centre World Scleroderma Lunch Wednesday 29 June 2016 11:30am The George Tavern 3 Molly Morgan Drive Greenhills NSW 2323 RSVP HNELHD-ARRC@health.nsw.gov.au
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