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…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: $100 million to support type 1 diabetes patients, drinking water, Victoria state election.   GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to be here at Frances Perry House today with Wes Carter, Dr Alison Nankervis, Greg Johnson from Diabetes Australia, the leaders of so many of our paediatric and other diabetic groups, and of course…