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Clinical Trial approval where potential participants lack the capacity to consent

The Clinical Manager of a Hospital, applied to The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal for approval to conduct a clinical trial, a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study to investigate the efficacy and safety of cannabidiol (CBD) which is an add-on therapy in the treatment of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) (GWP42003-P Trial) [2017] NSWCATGD 30. 
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Dealing with injured employees when evidence of their capacity to safely return is light

A prudent employer, faced with an employee who has taken leave due to an illness or injury and wants to return to work, should consider what information it needs to be satisfied the employee can safely return to work.  This can prove difficult if the employee is non-communicative, refuses to provide information about the injury or condition beyond generic medical certificates or does not attend medical assessments.
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Up up and away for drones

From 29 September 2016 new rules for the operation of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) in Australia will come into effect. 

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