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The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health
Australians living with psoriasis, severe asthma and urea cycle disorder are set to experience significant financial relief, with breakthrough medicines to be added and expanded on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), on December 1.
Today is World Diabetes Day—an important awareness raising initiative that this year focuses on the role family plays in managing, treating and identifying diabetes.
A new online directory was launched today to provide people living with chronic pain—and their health practitioners—with a comprehensive list of available services to help manage their conditions.
A $3 million investment in research into the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome signals new hope for up to 240,000 Australians who suffer from its symptoms.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt speaking at the Great Strides Fun Run about the listing of 2 new medicines, Symdeko and Orkambi, on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme for patients with cystic fibrosis.
This is the next step in the $150 million Stem Cell Therapies Mission, helping world-class Australian researchers further investigate new medical treatments for many chronic and inherited diseases.
The Australian Government is investing more than $33 million for research into health care practices and interventions that will focus on people with, or at risk of developing chronic conditions.
The Australian Government will invest over $40 million to provide affordable access to two new medicine listings through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping Australians with opiate addiction and those suffering breathlessness throughout their final stages of life.
The Australian Government’s unprecedented $220 million for a 10-year Mission for Cardiovascular Health takes the next vital step forward today, with the release of the draft Roadmap for public consultation.
The Australian Government will invest $56 million that will provide affordable access to four new medicine listings through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping patients fighting aggressive forms of cancer and inflammatory conditions.
Transcript of Minister Hunt speaking about the Australian Government's decision to list Kalydeco for the treatment of cystic fibrosis for young children on the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme from 1 August 2019.
The Australian Government is expanding access to a critically important medicine on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) that will help infants living with Cystic Fibrosis and save their families up to $300,000 per year.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt’s announcement on agreements with all 8 states and territories for projects under the $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals Program.
The Liberal National Government will commit funding of up to $6.8 million to improve understanding and management of pain by consumers and health professionals.
Patients in Bowen will now be able to access lifesaving scans for cancer, stroke, heart and other medical conditions with the Liberal National Government awarding $5 million to Bowen Hospital for the purchase of a CT Scanner.
The Australian Government will list crucial medicines for Cancer, Parkinson’s and motor neurone on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), saving patients up to $300,000 a year.
Free access to glucose monitoring devices will save pregnant women, children and more adults living with type 1 diabetes up to $7,000 a year from 1 March 2019.
The Australian Government is launching a comprehensive research effort to tackle the nation’s two biggest killers - heart disease and stroke - with an unprecedented $220 million for a 10-year Mission for Cardiovascular Health.
The Australian Government has released the National Strategic Action Plan for Lung Conditions to help people living with chronic lung conditions and has provided $4 million as an immediate response to support its recommendations.
The Australian Government will establish the HeartKids Project with $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease, which affects more than 65,000 Australians.
The Australian Government will provide $54.5 million for research that will give new hope and support to the more than 120,000 Australian children and adults living with type 1 diabetes.