Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: $200 million for cancer medicines on the PBS; New dedicated Medicare item for heart health checks   DOUG HILTON: My name is Doug Hilton, I’m Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and I’d like to welcome you all today to a wonderful set of announcements.   I’d like to begin…

Today interview with Allison Langdon

E&OE…                       Topics: $200 million to list new cancer treatments on the PBS; the creation of a Medicare item for heart health checks from April 1; Julie Bishop   ALLISON LANGDON: Well, the Federal Government will today announce $200 million to list breakthrough new cancer medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. And for more we’re…

$10 million for ADHD medicine on the PB

The Liberal National Government will invest $10 million to expand access to a medicine for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).   Intuniv® (guanfacine) for the treatment of ADHD will be made available as an add-on therapy to other ADHD medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from March 1 this year.   Without subsidy patients would…

Coalition Government commits $3.3 million for new headspace and youth mental health services on the Mornington Peninsula

The Coalition Government is providing unprecedented investment in mental health services for young Australians living on the Mornington Peninsula by establishing a new youth mental health hub in Rosebud. The hub will house, among other services, a new headspace satellite centre which will provide vital youth services in Rosebud and to Western Port and the…

Free flu vaccines for Aboriginal children and $12 million to boost immunisation

The Liberal National Government will ensure 170,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adolescents are vaccinated against the flu for free and additionally provide a $12 million to boost a nation immunisation education campaign.   I am delighted to announce that seasonal influenza vaccines will be available at no cost through the National Immunisation…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…   Topics: $38.6 million for rare cancer and diseases clinical trials   GREG HUNT: I’m really thrilled and delighted to be here at Monash Health today.   I mean what an amazing institution is the broader hospital district, and then the Monash Hospital and the Monash Kids, together they represent the absolute best of…