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When we are ill, taking medication is the first step to treat whatever is ailing us. Most medications are well known and come from trusted brands, so we feel at ease when popping a pill, or taking a swig. However, no matter the manufacturer, there...

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Regardless of the type of healthcare plan that you subscribe to, you will have a clause that lists all of the medications and/or conditions that require pre-authorisation.Pre-authorisation is also sometimes referred to as preapproval, prior authorisations and prior approvals. If you have ever been to...

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Before checking, which milestones are appropriate for which age groups, it is very important to consider that all babies, children and adults develop differently, at their own pace. Some children will walk way before reaching the one-year mark; others will tick other boxes, but may...

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