The Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) is an independent non-statutory committee established by the Australian Government Minister for Health in 1998.
MSAC appraises new medical services proposed for public funding, and provides advice to Government on whether a new medical service should be publicly funded (and if so, its circumstances) on an assessment of its comparative safety, clinical effectiveness,cost-effectiveness, and total cost, using the best available evidence. Amendments and reviews of existing services funded on the Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) or other programmes (for example, blood products or screening programmes) are also considered by MSAC. Listen
Saponins from the Gypsophila paniculata (baby’s breath) plant have been shown to significantly augment the cytotoxicity of immunotoxins and other targeted toxins directed against human cancer cells. The research groups of Professor Hendrik Fuchs ( Charité University, Berlin, Germany) and Dr David Flavell (Southampton General Hospital, United Kingdom) are working together toward the development of Gypsophila saponins for use in combination with immunotoxins or other targeted toxins for patients with leukaemia , lymphoma and other cancers .
The other offender in causing left side pain in the lower area of the back is the gallbladder. The gallbladder stores bile that is produced by the liver and this helps the body with food digestion. Problems with your gallbladder are fairly common in industrialized societies. The refined and processed food eaten in these cultures takes a heavy toll on the gallbladder. Recent studies show that over a million Americans have gallstones can have gall stones or a diseased gallbladder and the result is almost always the same. Remove the gallbladder and you remove the pain.