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ABC Radio interview with Cathy Van Extel

E&OE…                       Topics: Mental Health; Antibiotics repeats; Legalising Euthanasia; Turkish Offensive in Syria.   CATHY VAN EXTEL: Nearly half the Australian population will have a mental health condition in their lifetime and in any one year, about a million adult suffer depression.   Today marks World Mental Health Day. Greg Hunt is the Federal Health…

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Sunrise interview with David Koch

E&OE…                       Topics: Cheaper medicines for over 500,000 patients; Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme price reductions; expanding the expiry date of prescriptions.   DAVID KOCH: Now, changes to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme will see more than half a million Aussie patients get cheaper medicines.   The plan, which comes into effect tomorrow, will cut the price of…

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ABC Interview with Jon Faine

E&OE…                       Topics: New funding for childhood cancer; new medication for short bowel syndrome; new initiatives for regional healthcare access; children’s anxiety over climate change; Australia’s emissions; Plastics in the ocean; Vaping; ACT cannabis legislation, W.A assisted dying; Liberal Party spill books; Frydenberg, Liu court of disputed returns.   JON FAINE: Greg Hunt is the…

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Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Inaugural Childhood Brain Cancer Awareness; Cannabis legalisation in the ACT   OWEN FINEGAN: Just obviously first going to welcome all the stakeholders on behalf of the Kids’ Cancer Project. It’s been a really exciting three or four years for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month during September and really excited about the announcement today…

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ABC interview with Sabra Lane

E&OE…                       Topics: Clinical trials to combat reproductive cancers; Jill Emberson; Drug testing for welfare recipients.   SABRA LANE: Ovarian cancer is the deadliest woman’s cancer; 1500 Australians are diagnosed with it every year and nearly half of them will be dead from it within five years of diagnosis.   There is no early detection…

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Interview with Radio 2moro – Arabic

E&OE…   Topics: New PBS listings; Medicare and private health insurance.   SUZAN HOURANI: The Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced PBS listings of drugs that will make the lives of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and a number of other conditions such as brain tumour and inflammatory disease easier.   It’s good…

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Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: $56 million investment in Cancer and Inflammatory Disease medicines, Minister Angus Taylor.   KATIE ALLEN: I’m Katie Allen. I’m the Member for Higgins and we’re here at Cabrini Hospital.   I’m very proud to be part of an announcement being made today by Minister Greg Hunt. It’s about protecting lives, saving lives…

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2GB interview with Steve Price

E&OE…             Topics: Private Health Insurance.   STEVE PRICE: A lot of debate, and a lot of it centres around the fact that youngsters are not signing up to private health insurance.   Well, the Federal Health Minister has ruled out, as I just mentioned, the scrapping of Medicare.   It was used as a…

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