Industry leaders across pharmaceutical, med-tech, biotech, pharmacy and community health have been quick to praise the Government’s record four-year injection of $467 billion into health announced in last night’s 2020-2021 Budget. This includes $2.8 billion for Australia’s medicines industry – the first significant investment since May 2018 and a considerable win for Medicines Australia (MA) and…

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The Federal Government announced yesterday they will be extending the Medicare-subsidised rebates for COVID-19 telehealth consultations for a further six months, offering ongoing assistance to patients and medical practices during the global health pandemic. The scheme, first implemented at the end of March when the pandemic sent Australia into lockdown, was due to lapse at…

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Leading health + wellness communications agency and exclusive Australian representative and Asia Pacific Hub Lead for GLOBALHealthPR, VIVA! Communications, is celebrating its 18th birthday today – a significant milestone and testimony to the agency’s longstanding commitment to excellence and innovation in the healthcare arena. VIVA!s birthday celebration today falls in the wake of an unprecedented…

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VIVA! Communications’ Principal, Kirsten Bruce caught up with CEO of the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA), Ian Burgess, in Sydney this week to discuss the pivotal role played by the MedTech industry throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the various challenges encountered, and key learnings poised to shape the industry’s future. Watch the interview below. Over…

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