Medical research collaboration between Australian and United States researchers

An agreement signed today between Australia and the Texas Medical Center (TMC) in the United States will allow our world-class medical researchers to collaborate with their US-counterparts on transforming and saving lives through medical breakthroughs and clinical trials.   The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Federal Government and the renowned TMC in Canberra…

Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: Record child immunisation rates, Nauru, Malcolm Turnbull   JOURNALIST: So can you tell us about, in terms of vaccination rates, what does the latest data show?   GREG HUNT: So the new National Vaccination Rates for five year olds are very, very good news, up from 91.5 per cent when we came…

Today interview with Karl Stefanovic

E&OE…                       Topics: Record child immunisation rates, $80 million investment in eye medication under the PBS   KARL STEFANOVIC: Well, more Australian parents are getting their children vaccinated than ever before, according to new figures out today from the federal government. But there are still some problem areas. For more I’m joined by Health Minister…

$80 million investment in eye medication

The Morrison Government will invest $80 million in eye medications through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping improve and preserve the vision of thousands of Australians and saving them up to $7,000 a year.   From 1 November 2018, patients will get new subsidised treatment options for a range of eye conditions including Ozurdex® (dexamethasone)…

$4 million for medical research into gut health

The Morrison Government will support the St George and Sutherland Medical Research Facility with $4 million to further boost its important work to better understand the human microbiota, particularly our ‘gut health’.   Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs and Member for Banks David Coleman said this $4 million funding boost will help researchers…

5AA interview Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: Knee MRI scans for over 50s   LEON BYNER: Now, older Australians – we reported this to you in the last day or so, older Australians denied Medicare rebates for GP-ordered knee MRIs from November, and people will have to wait months to see a specialist or pay up to $500 for…