A lung cancer drug that could save or extend the lives of 1000 Australians will have its cost slashed in the new year going from $90,000 per year to as low as $6.60 per script.
Liberal MP Craig Kelly said a small handful of bureaucrats in Australia are “ignoring the evidence” and denying Australians access to a medicine which all around the world is “shown to be saving lives”.
The federal government has secured a promising vaccine being developed at Oxford University after brokering a deal with a UK-based drug company.
Coronavirus trial drug Remdesivir has been approved for use in Australia as Victoria registers 216 new cases overnight.
Vaccines to combat deadly coronaviruses "are not easy" and "in fact, up to now we've never had a successful vaccine against a coronavirus,' Australia's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly says.
A limit on purchases of Ventolin could be likely as chemists warn of shortages in asthma medication due to panic buying.