$200 million for cancer medicines on the PBS

The Liberal National Government is investing more than $200 million to list four new breakthrough cancer treatments on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), saving patients up to a quarter of a million dollars a year.   Almost 1,800 eligible patients with leukaemia, advanced kidney cancer, bladder cancer and liver cancer will have new and innovative…

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$10 million for ADHD medicine on the PB

The Liberal National Government will invest $10 million to expand access to a medicine for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).   Intuniv® (guanfacine) for the treatment of ADHD will be made available as an add-on therapy to other ADHD medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from March 1 this year.   Without subsidy patients would…

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Coalition Government commits $3.3 million for new headspace and youth mental health services on the Mornington Peninsula

The Coalition Government is providing unprecedented investment in mental health services for young Australians living on the Mornington Peninsula by establishing a new youth mental health hub in Rosebud. The hub will house, among other services, a new headspace satellite centre which will provide vital youth services in Rosebud and to Western Port and the…

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$22 million to fast track early stage research

The Liberal National Government is providing more than $22 million for important early stage research that will lead to new interventions, cures and treatments of major diseases.   Major diseases – like arthritis, asthma, back pain, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and mental health conditions – have a severe impact on the…

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Free flu vaccines for Aboriginal children and $12 million to boost immunisation

The Liberal National Government will ensure 170,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adolescents are vaccinated against the flu for free and additionally provide a $12 million to boost a nation immunisation education campaign.   I am delighted to announce that seasonal influenza vaccines will be available at no cost through the National Immunisation…

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The HeartKids Project: $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease

The Liberal National Government will establish the HeartKids Project with $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease,  which affects more than 65,000 Australians.   Today, on international day for congenital heart disease, our Government will provide $20 million for medical research into congenital heart disease.   This funding from the Medical Research Future Fund will…

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