$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…

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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…

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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…

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New medicine to improve the lives of more than half a million Aussies

More than half a million Australians with severe breathing difficulties from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are set for a boost with the listing of a new medicine which significantly improves their lung capacity.   COPD is a progressive disease which causes shortness of breath, coughing and excess mucus production. Patients describe their daily battle as…

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Funding to combat Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus-1 and emerging communicable diseases in remote communities

The Turnbull Government will provide $8 million to form a taskforce, in collaboration with the states and territories, to combat emerging communicable diseases in remote communities including Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus-1 (HTLV-1). Led by the Commonwealth’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, the taskforce will bring together Aboriginal communities, relevant health providers, researchers, clinicians and…

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