5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: Honey; Orkambi listed on the PBS for cystic fibrosis patients; medications for rheumatoid arthritis and ADHD listed on the PBS.    LEON BYNER: Let’s welcome the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. And Greg, before I talk about the PBS, what’s your take on this very big breaking story today that much of…

Interview with Ray Hadley – 2GB

E&OE…                       Topics: Orkambi listed on the PBS for cystic fibrosis patients   RAY HADLEY: Now, back in May, I was absolutely overwhelmed by people getting in touch with me about cystic fibrosis and medication for cystic fibrosis, in particular, one known as Orkambi. Now, I got email after email after email and given that…

Thousands benefit from ADHD and rheumatoid arthritis treatment

From today, the Morrison Government will make medicines that treat rheumatoid arthritis and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) cheaper, with new additions to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) on September 1. Over 400,000 Australians suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune disease that targets the lining of joints and causes inflammation and joint damage resulting…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Monash University’s new neuroscience facility; leadership; energy; Julia Banks.   GREG HUNT: To Professor Terry O’Brien, Professor Christina Mitchell, congratulations to Monash and to Alfred on the new neuroscience department. It is about saving lives and protecting lives. It’s about giving hope and treatment to people with epilepsy, with Alzheimer’s, and the…

Statement

I am honoured and humbled to be sworn in today as Minister for Health in the Morrison Government. It is a role with immense responsibility, touching the lives of every Australian and I am delighted to continue my work which is improving the health of all Australians. The last week has been a challenging time…

Transcript – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: Medicare bulk billing rate hits historic 86.1 per cent   GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to announce that Australia has today achieved record bulk billing levels. That’s 86.1 per cent for GP visits. That’s the highest level on record and that’s for the year just ended, for 2017/18. It’s up from 82.2 per…