Federal Government takes first major step in adopting new wave of personalised medicine for Australian patients

16 April 2019 - Medicines Australia welcomes the Government’s investment in new technology with Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel) CAR-T (Chimeric Antigen Receptor ...

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Future in cancer treatment arrives for Australian children and young adults battling leukaemia

15 April 2019 - Hon Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health today announces availability of novel life-saving cancer treatment CAR-T ...

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$32.6 million for breast cancer scans under Medicare

29 March 2019 - The Liberal National Government will invest $32.6 million so breast cancer patients have life-saving scans covered under ...

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Half of all health fund members to lose cover for hip and knee replacements

6 September 2018 - Half of all health fund members will have to pay higher premiums and switch to top ...

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Too-keen medicos cost patients millions

8 August 2018 - Medical procedures likely to have little clinical benefit are still being performed in Australian hospitals, wasting ...

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Secret pacemaker payments boosting private hospital coffers but costing the health system

3 July 2018 - When Nola Droop suffered a bout of breathlessness in 2016, she had no idea it meant ...

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Surgery figures a sign of private health insurance ills

26 June 2018 - Surgical volume growth in Australian hospitals is slowing, in another warning sign about the health of ...

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You can spend your super on boob jobs and weight loss surgery but not operations to fix crippling back pain

16 June 2018 - Patients desperate to fix crippling back pain with life-changing surgery overseas are being told they can’t ...

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Medicare findings support need for continuing review

30 April 2018 - The scope and complexity of the latest proposed changes to treatments which Medicare covers highlight the ...

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Value-based healthcare summit looks at a new health paradigm

24 April 2018 - The Medical Technology Association of Australia value-based healthcare summit is bringing together policy makers, patient advocates, ...

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The alternative to private health insurance proposed by dentists

5 April 2018 - If you are among the 13 million Australians with private health insurance as of Easter Sunday ...

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Radical dental plan highlights need for change

5 March 2018 - The radical alternative to private health insurance proposed by Australia’s dentists shows, if nothing else, that ...

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Cost-effectiveness analysis of germ-line BRCA testing in women with breast cancer and cascade testing in family members of mutation carriers

4 January 2018 - This study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of BRCA testing in Australian women with breast cancer, and cascade ...

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'Impossible' to shop around: patients struggling to get information about costs from surgeons

11 December 2017 - Consumers are often told to "shop around" to save money, but for privately insured patients, calculating ...

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New cervical cancer test is great news for Australian women

1 December 2017 - Australian women will benefit from a new and more effective screening test for cervical cancer — it’s ...

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