This cosmetic surgeon wants doctors like himself to disclose their links to device makers

There is no requirement for Australian medical practitioners to disclose the benefits they receive from private interests such as medical device manufacturers, but Daniel Fleming — who has been a paid consultant for a breast implant manufacturer — argues that has to change.

Fears of longer public waiting lists and increased opioid drug use among chronic pain sufferers

Proposed changes to private health coverage could lock many chronic pain sufferers out of timely treatment, putting more pressure on the public system and potentially forcing some to turn to opioid drug use, pain specialists say.