Before every new drug and treatment can be widely adopted it must go through rigorous clinical trials to prove that the treatment is safe and effective.

Australia punches above its weight on the global stage of medicine to keep up with the most current medical practices so that anyone of need of medical attention can get modern care when they walk into a hospital.

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Produced By: Dom Giles

Featured In Story: Professor John Simes, Senior Principal Research Fellow at The National Health and Medical Research Council and Medical Oncologist at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 13 September 2022