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Sussan Ley confirms changes to PBS in May budget

Sussan Ley confirms changes to PBS in May budget

Monday 27 April | Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Paracetamol and aspirin could soon be removed from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) meaning expensive new generation cancer and other lifesaving drugs can be added. Read more

Hawaii could become first US state to set smoking age at 21

Hawaii could become first US state to set smoking age at 21

Monday 27 April | Source: Sydney Morning Herald

A bill that would make Hawaii the first US state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 has cleared the state's Legislature and is headed to the governor. Read more

Drug research into drug-resistant blood cancers

Drug research into drug-resistant blood cancers

Friday 24 April | Source: Herald Sun

Scientists at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre are trialling two drugs to prevent blood cancers from becoming drug-resistant. Read more

Belle Gibson admits she lied about having cancer

Belle Gibson admits she lied about having cancer

Thursday 23 April | Source: Daily Telegraph

Wellness advocate Belle Gibson has admitted she lied about having cancer and curing her illness with healthy eating and natural therapies: “No. None of it’s true,” she confessed in an exclusive interview with The Australian Women’s Weekly. Read more

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