Medicines for severe asthma and growth hormone deficiency listed on the PBS

The Liberal National Government will list new medicines for severe asthma, and severe growth hormone deficiency on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), saving patients up to $21,000 a year.   From today Fasenra® (benralizumab), a new treatment option for patients with uncontrolled severe eosinophilic asthma, will be available on the PBS.   Around 670 patients…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: $100 million investment in new PBS listings to fight cancer   GREG HUNT: Thanks very much to Professor Ricky Johnstone, to the amazing clinicians here at Peter Mac and the VCCC.   To our patients – patients such as Ben and Christine and Denise and all the other patients who have inspiring…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: $100 million to support type 1 diabetes patients, drinking water, Victoria state election.   GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to be here at Frances Perry House today with Wes Carter, Dr Alison Nankervis, Greg Johnson from Diabetes Australia, the leaders of so many of our paediatric and other diabetic groups, and of course…

Productivity Commission inquiry into mental health terms of reference

The Coalition Government has today released the terms of reference for the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into mental health and announced the appointment of an Associate Commissioner for the inquiry. The inquiry will consider how mental illness can affect all aspects of a person’s quality of life including physical health, social participation, education, employment and financial…