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PSA19: Minister Hunt reaffirms commitment to addressing medicine safety

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s (PSA) flagship conference PSA19 opened today with Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt reaffirming the government’s commitment to addressing medicine safety. Minister Health said the government stood by its earlier commitment to PSA and will work with the Society to address the issue of medicine-related harm …

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Health Minister Greg Hunt says interesting times for pharmacists

The PSA19 National Conference was opened today with the Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt confirming the importance of the role of pharmacists. “We now have a prime minister, a treasurer and a finance minister, who when they define what is the purpose of a strong economy, beyond the individual …

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Shadow Minister will address Guild dinner

The Pharmacy Guild has confirmed that Shadow Health Minister Chris Bowen will address its annual parliamentary dinner on September 10 in the Great Hall of Parliament House, Canberra. Guild Acting National President Trent Twomey says the Guild welcomes Mr Bowen’s   input in providing the federal opposition’s perspective on community pharmacy. …

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Prevention focus good for the future

The Stroke Foundation has applauded the announcement of a long-awaited National Preventative Health Strategy, claiming it has the potential to ease the country’s stroke and chronic disease burden. Australian Health Minister the Hon Greg Hunt MP revealed the Australian Government would develop a long-term strategy, investing in prevention interventions that …

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$5m funds for eating disorders research

The Australian government is providing $5 million for ground-breaking research into the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of eating disorders. Around one million Australians live with an eating disorder. They are extremely complex illnesses and have one of the highest mortality rates of any psychiatric condition. The two projects funded …

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Broad confidence in reappointed Minister

Peak industry bodies and health organisations have resoundingly supported the news that Greg Hunt will remain as Health Minister in the recently announced Morrison government reshuffle. messages of congratulations and support were issued by The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, the National Rural Health Alliance, Medicines …

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PSA reminds Coalition of commitments

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) looks forward to working with the re-elected Morrison government to address medicine safety, negotiating the next Community Pharmacy Agreement and delivering better healthcare for all Australians. “PSA’s ‘Pharmacists in 2023’ report shows how an evolved healthcare system can empower pharmacists to provide more effective …

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Health Minister gets Biosimilar Week underway

The Official opening of Biosimilar Week, running from April 29 to May 3 featured a statement on the role of biosimilar medicines in a sustainable health system by Health Minister Greg Hunt. Mr Hunt began by welcoming delegates to the Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (GBMA), Biosimilar Grants and Biosimilar …

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CAR-T leukaemia treatment is here

The future in cancer treatment has arrived for Australian children and young adults battling leukaemia, with the availability of CAR-T therapy in this country, according to Rare Cancers Australia (RCA). The organisation congratulated Health Minister Greg Hunt on the historical approval and reimbursement of Australia’s first chimeric antigen receptor T …

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