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Thursday, 15 May 1924

Dr MALONEY (MELBOURNE, VICTORIA) asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Will he inform the House what is the present position of manufacturing insulinin Australia, and what are' the conditions of its distribution ?

2.   Is it a fact that a verylarge expense is involved in the treatment ofdiabetic patients in the various hospitals?

3.   What steps can be taken to cheapen the cost so as to bring the price of this beneficial treatment within the reach of all sufferers?

4.   Will he state the cost and conditions under which insulin is available for private practitioners ?

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