Archives: October 2014

Breakthrough as subsidy approval takes away pain in pocket for vital drugs – Gold Coast Sun – October 28, 2014

Following last Sunday’s (October 26, 2014) announcement by the Federal Health Minister, The Hon Peter Dutton MP that the “miracle drug” Soliris will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from December 1, 2014, patients currently accessing the treatment through the manufacturer’s compassionate access scheme will continue to receive Soliris up until the official listing date.  

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Federal Health Minister announces December 1, 2014 PBS listing of Soliris – October 27, 2014

Federal Health Minister, The Hon. Peter Dutton MP announced yesterday – Sunday, October 26, 2014 – that Soliris (eculizumab) will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for the treatment of the ultra-rare, life-threatening blood disease, atypical Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (aHUS) on December 1, 2014. The Department of Health...

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Darwin kidney disease exhibition depicts Tony Abbott and cabinet ministers on dialysis – October 3, 2014

Words by James Purtill (ABC) Prominent Australians including the Prime Minister are depicted on dialysis in a Darwin exhibition about the escalating rate of kidney disease among Aboriginal people. Artists Chips Mackinolty and Therese Ritchie said the 14 prints, also featuring John Howard and Cate Blanchett, were a call to...

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