No room for complacency about polio

On 24 October, we mark World Polio Awareness Day, a reminder that polio is a devastating disease which could easily return if we are not vigilant.   Every Australian needs to understand how important it is to prevent a re-emergence of this debilitating disease.   Thanks to decades of diligent vaccination programs against polio, there…

5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: PBS medicines listings; Correcting inaccurate PBS news story; Drugs shortages   LEON BYNER: Minister, thanks for joining us. You would be aware that News Limited did some work and they are alleging that there are lots of drugs that have been approved for use but are not on the PBS.   They…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Cystic fibrosis medicines listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).   GREG HUNT: Delighted to be here at the Great Strides Fun Run. Today is about great strides for patients with cystic fibrosis.   To be here with Nettie Burke and Karin, who are representing the cystic fibrosis community, with David and…

Life-changing medicines listings to save cystic fibrosis patients up to $250,000 a year

The Morrison Government will provide immediate access to life-changing medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) to help support people with cystic fibrosis, saving them and their families up to $250,000 per year. From 1 December 2019, the life-changing cystic fibrosis medicine Symdeko® will be listed on the PBS for patients with cystic fibrosis over…