Doorstop – Queanbeyan

E&OE…                        Topics: Adding the new meningococcal quad-strain vaccine to the National Immunisation Program; codeine; Bill Shorten; Batman by-election   GREG HUNT:           Look, I’m delighted to be here today in Queanbeyan with the chief medical officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, and obviously, to…

Delivering affordable access to vital new multiple sclerosis treatment

More than 5,000 Australians every year who suffer from relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis will benefit from affordable access to a major new life-changing medicine from today. It’s part of the Turnbull Government’s rock solid commitment to guaranteeing Medicare – which includes ensuring Australian patients have access to medicines when they need it. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is…

New research project to help tackle chronic pain

The Turnbull Government is boosting its commitment to preventive health by providing $10 million for new research projects that focus on preventing disease and keeping people out of hospital.  These projects are the first investments under the Medical Research Future Fund in the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre.  It’s part of the Turnbull Government’s unprecedented commitment…