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TGA provisionally approves two oral COVID-19 treatments, molnupiravir (LAGEVRIO) and nirmatrelvir + ritonavir (PAXLOVID)

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has granted provisional approval to two oral COVID-19 treatments: PAXLOVID (nirmatrelvir + ritonavir) – Pfizer Australia Pty LtdLAGEVRIO (molnupiravir) – Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd Both of these products, which are the first oral treatments to be approved for COVID-19 in Australia, have been granted provisional approval for the treatment of adults with

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TGA provisionally approves Novavax (Biocelect Pty Ltd’s) COVID-19 vaccine NUVAXOVID

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has granted provisional approval to Biocelect Pty Ltd (on behalf of Novavax Inc) for its COVID-19 vaccine, NUVAXOVID. This is the first protein COVID-19 vaccine to receive regulatory approval in Australia. This protein vaccine is provisionally approved and included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) for active immunisation to prevent COVID-19 in individuals

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A 32-year-old Northern Territory man is expected to face court today charged with child abuse-related offences

Detectives from NT JACET, which comprises AFP and Northern Territory Police officers, executed a search warrant at the man’s Southport residence yesterday afternoon (19 January) and located two laptops and an external hard drive that contained alleged child abuse material. AFP Detective Sergeant Richard Matejic said the AFP, together with its state and territory law enforcement partners, remains committed to

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Former girlfriend of Prince Andrew says Ghislaine Maxwell used her as ‘bait’

A former girlfriend of Prince Andrew has claimed Ghislaine Maxwell used her as “bait” while seeking out victims for paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Lady Victoria Hervey, 44, who once briefly dated Andrew, said she believed she was drawn into Maxwell’s circle because her presence “kept it more interesting for all the men [Maxwell] was entertaining”. She also suggested that Epstein and

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Lawsuit details claims against one of Murdoch’s ‘closest cronies’

In a working life that has stretched from the Dubbo Daily Liberal to the New York Post and encompassed allegations of wrecking Australian prime ministers to eating burgers with Donald Trump in the Oval Office, former News Corp editor Col Allan has scaled the heights of tabloid infamy. However, the career of the former editor-in-chief of the New York tabloid and friend of Rupert

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Man charged over Shorewell Park firearms incident

A 25-year-old man has been charged in relation to the firearms incident at Shorewell Park on Sunday. He has been charged with: 4 x counts of Aggravated Assault 1 x count of Possess a firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence of the appropriate category. 1 x count of Possess ammunition when not the holder of the appropriate

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Charges laid over deliberately lit house fire in Elizabeth Town

A 54-year-old man has been charged with arson following a house fire on the Bass Highway at Elizabeth Town early this morning. Emergency services were called to the scene shortly before 4am. The man was in the premises at the time, and he and another occupant were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation before being discharged, The house has been

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Murder suspect in custody

Tasmania Police have advised that the man wanted in relation to the fatal Bridgewater shooting this morning has been taken into custody without incident. No charges have been laid at this stage.

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