More patients to benefit from expanded medication management program

The Turnbull Government will expand a community pharmacy program which enables Australians to better manage their prescription medicine, benefitting an additional 70,000 Australians a week. The Dose Administration Aids (DAA) program involves community pharmacists preparing patient specific, sealed, tamper resistant devices that are designed to help individual patients take their medicines exactly as prescribed. This…

$11 million boost for drug and alcohol support services in Brisbane’s north

The Turnbull Government will significantly boost life-changing drug and alcohol support services in the Caboolture and Bribie Island region with an $11 million investment, with funding immediately available.  This funding will save lives, keep families together and create a safer community.  It will mean residents can access more services locally in their community rather than…

Supporting Australia’s plan to be a global leader in clinical trials

The Australian Government will make it easier for researchers and companies to start up and run clinical trials by developing a new national one-stop-shop process. Working with state and territory governments, we will reduce red tape and end duplication, making it easier to conduct clinical trials in Australia.  This will mean Australian patients will have…

$22 million for a breakthrough kidney disease treatment

An Australian medical breakthrough that could revolutionise the way kidney disease is treated, supporting millions of patients, will receive $22 million.  Through the Federal Government’s Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF), fund managers Brandon Capital Partners will invest funding in Certa Therapeutics. The funding will help commercialise Certa’s cutting edge kidney disease treatment, providing Australian patients with…

Supporting Big Freeze 4 to help cure MND

The Turnbull Government will support Australians getting access to life-saving clinical trials and help find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease (MND). As part of the Big Freeze 4 fundraising event at the MCG, the Coalition Government will match donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $2 million to invest in new clinical trials for Australians suffering from…

Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE…                        Topics: Apology to the Katherine Mayor   GREG HUNT: Good morning. I just want to address some comments in the papers last night.  In December, I met with a delegation from Katherine.  During the course of the conversation, I used strong language.  I have…

Interview with Barrie Cassidy – ABC Insiders

E&OE…              Topics; flu vaccines; new medicines for lung conditions; by-elections; Labor’s border protection failures; income tax relief BARRIE CASSIDY: Minister, good morning, welcome. GREG HUNT: Good morning, Barrie. BARRIE CASSIDY: So what are you doing, what do you need to do now, to deal with this shortage? GREG HUNT:…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…              Topics; The listing of new medicines on the PBS for Australian patients  GREG HUNT: Look, thank you everybody for joining us today at this magnificent Monash Health Centre.  This centre is about saving lives and protecting lives and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme is about saving lives and protecting…

Funding for research to prevent anxiety and depression

The Turnbull Government has launched a new research hub focused on preventing anxiety and depression. The Prevention Hub is benefiting from $5 million in Government funding. It is collaboration between the Black Dog Institute and Everymind and brings together research, clinical education and policy experts to work on prevention strategies. The Hub will implement and…

Interview with Leon Byner – 5AA

E&OE…                        Topics: More medicines added to the PBS; Newspoll; by-elections; company tax cuts; reducing medical costs LEON BYNER: Greg, good morning and thanks for joining us.  GREG HUNT: Good morning, Leon.  LEON BYNER: Tell us about this COPD treatment. GREG HUNT: So, COPD is…