Medicine easier to use under new law changes

Published 08 Sep 2016

Suffering from chronic illness or injury demands the use of medicine and other treatments. However, like all medical treatments, medicine is not cheap.

For those who have made successful superannuation claims, medical expenses can be covered by both lump sum payments and weekly benefits. For individuals who have not, it’s important to talk to compensation lawyers as soon as possible.

One of the challenges that people suffering from chronic pain face is knowing the ingredients in their medicine. The Australian government is looking to change this.

Greater visibility for medicinal ingredients

In a recent move, the Australian government has committed to enhancing medicine labels to ensure easier access to important information. The aim is to help the public understand what they are buying, what the medicine does and how to use it.

After years of consultation, the new change should bring labels up to international standard. Under the new code, active ingredients will be displayed more prominently through the use of larger font and better positioning on the packaging.

Alongside this, critical health information will be displayed in a clear and systematic way on all over-the-counter medicines. By doing this, consumers should find it easier to recognise and follow.

But it is not just clarity and position that will change. Under the new law, allergens will also need to be displayed on the label. By increasing the amount of information consumers have, the government believes it can increase awareness of the risks and hazards.

With clearer labels, accidents and dangerous incidents can be avoided as individuals should have all the information they need.

Cost of medicine and other treatments

An injury or illness can be a major drain on your quality of life and standard of living. With the increasing costs of healthcare and other support services, many sufferers are looking to superannuation claims as a way to ensure they have the money to cover their treatments.

Due to the complexity of these kinds of claims, it is essential to talk to an experienced superannuation dispute lawyers. At Gerard Malouf and Partners, we offer a no win no fee guarantee that can ensure wealth does not inhibit you from making a claim.

If you would like to know more about superannuation claims or any of our other services, talk to a representative today and get your case rolling.

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