Health Minister Greg Hunt says the Morrison government is continuing its work in “the listing of new medicines” under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
“The vaccination rate at 91.8 per cent for first dose and 85.8 per cent for second dose is protecting Australians but at the same time, we’re also investing in treatments,” Mr Hunt said.
He said the government is investing in a few COVID treatments, which are “saving lives and protecting lives”.
“At the same time, what we’ve also been doing is continuing our work in the listing of new medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
“This program, which has been a staple of Australia’s health condition with one issue in 2011, is fundamental to the protection of Australians.
“Vaccines, COVID treatments, treatments for prostate cancer, treatments for numerous conditions, these are the things that are saving lives.”