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Senate Inquiry into PBS Listings

A Senate Inquiry into the process of listing medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) is welcomed by consumers opposed to the recent Federal Cabinet decision to defer listings recommended by the expert Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), Carol Bennett, Chief Executive Officer of the Consumers Health Forum said today.

RDAA Urges Bowel Cancer Screening

Rural doctors are urging more rural Australians to undertake a painless, at-home bowel cancer test to help reduce

deaths by cancer.

Minister Roxon PR on PBS

More than 400,000 Australians will benefit from new subsidised medicines from 1 September 2011, including patients suffering multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis and various forms of cancer. 

CHF Press Release on PBS

Sixty of Australia’s biggest health consumer organisations have backed a new campaign which condemns the Federal Government for purposely shelving critical drugs needed by chronically ill Australians so that the Government can keep the budget in surplus.


Better access program

The recent Budget cuts to Medicare general practice mental health items under the Better Access Program mean that mental health patients will pay more for their care than people with other complex and chronic conditions.

Medicare Local Press release

Nineteen communities around Australia will lead primary health care reform as Minister for Health and Ageing Nicola Roxon announced the organisations that will become the nation’s first Medicare Locals from 1 July 2011.

Improving Access in Rural and Remote Areas

People in living in rural and remote communities will benefit from an innovative program that is boosting health and medical services across the nation.

RDAA Press Release

The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s rollout of  additional doctor training places in country locations

More Support Services to Tackle Indigenous Suicide PR

The Australian Government is fast-tracking support and services in the Kimberley region of Western Australia in response to the recent tragic suicides of Indigenous people in the area. 

Warren Truss PR on regional Development Fund

Leader of The Nationals, Warren Truss today said the Gillard Labor Government’s five year $1.4 billion Regional Development Australia Fund was a mirage, with no funding in place for the promised grants.


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by Dr. Radut.