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…

Speech – Medicines Australia PharmAus 2019

E&OE…                       Topics: PharmAus 2019; Medicines listings; Mental health; Clinical Trials.   GREG HUNT: Thanks very much to Liz and to Anna for your leadership of Medicines Australia; to all of you who are involved in the great stages and processes of bringing new medicines to Australia, whether on the research side, whether on the…

Safer Baby Bundle to reduce stillbirths

A package of education and awareness measures designed to reduce rates of stillbirth, will soon be available for health professionals and pregnant women across Australia.   The Safer Baby Bundle, developed principally by the Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Stillbirth at the University of Queensland, will be provided to hospitals in selected areas.  …

Competitive grants of up to $1 million to turn medical discoveries into clinical reality

Cutting edge researchers and entrepreneurs can receive up to $1 million from the Morrison Government to develop their breakthrough medical devices to improve patient care.   The third round of funding from the Government’s $45 million BioMedTech (MBT) Horizons initiative, funded by our landmark Medical Research Future Fund, will open on 15 October.   This…

ABC Radio interview with Cathy Van Extel

E&OE…                       Topics: Mental Health; Antibiotics repeats; Legalising Euthanasia; Turkish Offensive in Syria.   CATHY VAN EXTEL: Nearly half the Australian population will have a mental health condition in their lifetime and in any one year, about a million adult suffer depression.   Today marks World Mental Health Day. Greg Hunt is the Federal Health…

World Mental Health Day 2019

Today is World Mental Health Day. It is an opportunity to talk and think about how we perceive mental illness in Australia, including removing any stigma around it.   One in five Australians is affected by mental illness each year, yet many don’t seek help because of stigma.   Supporting mental health and suicide prevention…