Millions of Aussies benefit from medicine price drop

From today, the Turnbull Government will reduce the cost of more than 300 medicine brands by as much as 40 per cent, benefiting millions of Australian patients.   Australians with conditions including high blood pressure, depression, digestive disorders and certain types of cancer will now pay less for their medicines, every time they visit the pharmacy.…

Interview with Leon Byner – 5AA

E&OE…                        Topics: Medicines cheaper from April 1; private health insurance LEON BYNER: This story is another piece of great news because the Federal Government is drastically reducing the cost of medicines to treat diabetes, cancer, arthritis, asthma and eye disease.  Pretty broad spectrum there,…

Legislation to make private health insurance simpler and more affordable

Today I introduced legislation into Parliament to deliver a wide ranging package of reforms to make private health insurance simpler and more affordable. We know that every dollar matters to Australian families and these reforms will get better value for families and make policies easier to understand. Already, our package of real reforms has delivered…

Cheaper medicine for thousands of Australian patients

The Turnbull Government will drastically reduce the cost of medicines to treat diabetes, cancer, arthritis, asthma and eye disease with new additions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from April 1.  The 11 new and expanded listings mean Australian patients will save hundreds, and in many cases thousands of dollars, paying a maximum of $39.50…

$2 million for medical research on epilepsy

The Turnbull Government will invest $2 million in new medical research to help find a cure for rare genetic epilepsy disorders.    I am pleased to make this announcement on Purple Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the impact of epilepsy. Epilepsy is a chronic disorder of the brain that affects people of…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                        Topics: $2.5 million for new back pain research; Labor’s taxpayer rort GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to be able to support the Centre for Research Excellence into back pain and arthritis. This centre is about improving people’s quality of life, it’s about building on…

New medicine to help end the transmission of HIV

The Turnbull Government is taking a critical step in helping end the transmission of HIV infection in Australia with the 1 April listing of tenofovir with emtricitabine on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule (PBS).  Known as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), the preventative medicine is for people at medium to high risk of HIV infection.  It puts Australia…

Medical Research to improve healthcare in the Hunter

The Turnbull Government will invest more than $6 million into medical research projects in the Hunter and Northern NSW region, aimed at improving healthcare options for patients. NSW Regional Health Partners, which aligns clinicians and researchers across the Hunter, Central Coast and Mid-North Coast districts, will receive $6.1 million over three years from the Medical…

Interview with Alan Jones Breakfast, 2GB

E&OE…                        Topics: Private health insurance; PBS ALAN JONES: Let me say that politicians are criticised a lot and I’m not saying I haven’t had some arguments with Greg Hunt but this bloke, in my opinion, is as good as it gets.  He mightn’t provide…

Doorstop – Sydney

E&OE…                        Topics: April 1 PBS listing of PrEP GREG HUNT: Well thank you everybody, I’m really delighted to be here today at Serafim Pharmacy and we’ve met Nick who is the owner. It’s been in his family since his father founded it in 1951.…