Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: 2018 year in review.   JOURNALIST: It’s the last day of parliament sitting today for the year; do you think your government has achieved what it set out to?   GREG HUNT: 2018 has been about saving lives and protecting lives in health.   In mental health, what we’ve seen is major…

$240 million for research into the next big medical breakthrough

The Liberal National Government is supporting our brightest minds with a $240 million program giving researchers significant funds for their innovative and transformational medical research.   Applications for the Frontier Health and Medical Research program have now opened, allowing researchers to push the boundaries to develop tomorrow’s health and medical breakthroughs.   The Frontiers program…

5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…   Topics: New PBS listings for cancer and asthma   LEON BYNER: Greg Hunt, thanks for joining us today. Tell us about what was going to cost asthma sufferers $21,000 a year, that’s now going to be on the PBS.   GREG HUNT: So there’s a new medicine, Fasenra, and that’s been listed on…

Medicines for severe asthma and growth hormone deficiency listed on the PBS

The Liberal National Government will list new medicines for severe asthma, and severe growth hormone deficiency on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), saving patients up to $21,000 a year.   From today Fasenra® (benralizumab), a new treatment option for patients with uncontrolled severe eosinophilic asthma, will be available on the PBS.   Around 670 patients…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: $100 million investment in new PBS listings to fight cancer   GREG HUNT: Thanks very much to Professor Ricky Johnstone, to the amazing clinicians here at Peter Mac and the VCCC.   To our patients – patients such as Ben and Christine and Denise and all the other patients who have inspiring…