The Hon Tony Abbott MHR - Media Items
Listed below are media items for The Hon Tony Abbott MP, Former Minister for Health and Ageing
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28 July 2005
People wishing to apply for the 2006 Puggy Hunter Scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to undertake health studies have just over two weeks before applications close.
27 July 2005
The Commonwealth Government has funded a new book aimed at helping Indigenous communities and health workers better manage alcohol-related problems.
25 July 2005
The Commonwealth Government strongly supports the private health sector as an essential complement to a strong Medicare system.
22 July 2005
The Minister for Health and Ageing, Tony Abbott, accompanied by the Chief Medical Officer, Professor John Horvath, announces the government will give $4.9 million to CSL, the major Australian vaccine manufacturer, to speed up the production of a candidate pandemic flu vaccine.
22 July 2005
The Commonwealth Government is providing Australian pharmaceutical company CSL Ltd with $4.93 million to fast track production of a pandemic influenza vaccine for Australia.
15 July 2005
The Minister for Health and Ageing, Tony Abbott, today accepted the recommendation of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) that atorvastatin (brand name LipitorŪ) is more effective at lowering cholesterol than simvastatin, and therefore warrants a higher price for PBS subsidy. As a result LipitorŪ will not be affected by the 12.5 per cent price reduction affecting other brands of cholesterol lowering medicines when new generic brands of simvastatin are listed on the PBS from 1 August 2005.
11 July 2005
Australia, Canada and New Zealand have joined together for the first time on a collaborative research project to improve Indigenous health, the Minister for Health and Ageing, Tony Abbott, said.
08 July 2005
The Commonwealth Government has committed more than $1 million to cancer support groups across Australia to support their important work helping people with cancer.
06 July 2005
The Commonwealth Government has allocated more than $100 million for leading medical research and clinical trials including leukaemia, kidney disease, HIV/AIDS, cancer, maternal health, arthritis and melanoma.
04 July 2005
The Australian Government has announced the members of an independent review of assisted reproductive technologies (also known as IVF). The six member review committee will be chaired by Professor Ian Fraser, Professor of Reproductive Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Sydney.
01 July 2005
The Commonwealth Government will provide an additional $1.8 million to the states and territories to improve hepatitis C surveillance.