Psoriasis sufferers, asthmatics, UCD patients to save thousands as key medicines are added, expanded on the PBS

Australians living with psoriasis, severe asthma and urea cycle disorder are set to experience significant financial relief, with breakthrough medicines to be added and expanded on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), on December 1. Patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis will have access to the new psoriasis drug Skyrizi® (risankizumab). Psoriasis is a long-term…

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island childhood vaccination rates hit record high

  The Morrison Government’s ongoing commitment to immunisation education is protecting more children from infectious diseases, with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island childhood immunisation rates hitting a record high.   New data for the September 2019 quarter shows immunisation coverage for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is at record levels across all three age…

Speech – Association Of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI) Dinner

E&OE…                       Topics: World HIV/Aids Day; CliniKids Autism Centre; Australian medical contributions; Long Term National Health Plan; funding for medical research and critical infrastructure; Indigenous health; Suicide prevention grants; ovarian cancer grants.   GREG HUNT: Thanks very much to Bernie, to Jonathan Carapetis, to the amazing array of people in this room tonight.   And…

$20 million for ovarian cancer research

The Morrison Government’s $20 million for research grants into ovarian cancer opens today.   Ovarian cancer is estimated to be the tenth most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian women and currently has no reliable early detection screening test.   We are supporting research that leads to improved diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer.   The…

Increased Support for indigenous diabetics

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with or at risk of diabetes-related foot problems and amputations, will receive increased support thanks to a new Morrison Government-funded initiative.   The Government will invest $6 million over two years to fund the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Diabetic Foot Complication Project.   The Project aims to reduce…