ARA In The News
7NEWS 15 November 2019 - Australian osteoarthritis medication trial hopes to slow the disease for the first time
ARA South Australia Branch President, Dr Sam Whittle, will be putting his body to the test when he joins other clinicians and pain scientists cycling on the 7-day Pain Revolution Rural Outreach Tour from Geelong to Wangaratta in Victoria next March.
7NEWS 25 October 2019 - New App Can Help Manage Gout - Interview with Prof Richard Day.
Up to half a million Australians suffer from gout, a painful form of arthritis that affects mostly older men.
Attacks can come on suddenly, but a study has found it can be controlled - and a new app could help manage the condition.
ABC Radio Health Report 14 October 2019 - We know how to treat gout, so why do people still suffer? – Interview with Prof Richard Day
Mirage News 19 September 2019 - A new approach to support specialist prescribing of bDMARDS
NPS MedicineWise Media Release 17 September 2019 - A new approach to support specialist prescribing of bDMARDS
A new grant to improve the use of biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) will see NPS MedicineWise and consortium partners support specialist prescribers and help consumers get the most benefit from these complex medicines.
7NEWS Adelaide 19 August 2019 Adelaide gout study finds sufferers aren’t getting correct treatment – interview with Prof Catherine Hill
A local gout study has found many sufferers aren't getting the proper treatment. Rheumatologists warn, if ignored, the condition can destroy the joints and leave patients disfigured. More info: https://7news.link/rdyhUJ #Gout #7NEWS
Rheumatology Republic 30 July 2019 The Australian Rheumatology Association is throwing its support behind the AMA’s financial consent guide for patients. Interview with Clinical A/Prof Rob Will.
The Limbic 7 May 2019 4 things cause senior doctor burnout says Australia's first Chief Medical Wellness Officer. This is an interview with rheumatologist Dr Bethan Richards who has recently been appointed to the role.
The Limbic 30 April 2019 Imaging, opioids and exercise: a call to action on best management of OA interview with Prof David Hunter
The Limbic 30 April 2019 Simple clinical test provides a quick clue to knee OA progression Interview with Prof Flavia Ciccutini
The Limbic 2 April 2019 We don’t need no ‘education’: ARA takes aim at biosimilar ‘promotion’ interview with Dr Mona Marabani
Health Report ABC National Radio 12 February 2019 interview with Prof Rachelle Buchbinder Surgery for common shoulder problem doesn’t work
Rheumatology Update/Medical Observer Poor image: Why the musculoskeletal field needs a makeover
Rheumatology Update/Medical Observer interview with Dr Mona Marabani on Biosimilar prescribing - what the ARA would like to change
Pharma in Focus Hunt ignored biosim concerns 23 July 2018
thelimbic article Dr David Campion AM named in Queen's Birthday Honours List
The Canberra Times interview with A/Prof Dave Nicholls "Canberra tops the nation in knee replacement surgeries"
thelimbic interview curtail GP prescribing of opioids to patients with rheumatic diseases with A/Prof Dave Nicholls
thelimbic interview workforce gaps with A/Prof Dave Nicholls
thelimbic interview 4 key priorities for new ARA President A/Prof Dave Nicholls
thelimbic article on FIFO rheumatology services face uncertain future without Federal support with A/Prof Mark Arnold
Low back pain challenge: call to ban ineffective and harmful interventions
Prof Rachelle Buchbinder interviews 22 March
The Sydney Morning Herald article
Doctors advised to stop performing arthroscopic knee surgery for osteoarthritis
Sydney Morning Herald interview with Rachelle Buchbinder on 6 February
3AW Interview with Rachelle Buchbinder on 6 February
Five ‘do-not-do’ recommendations for rheumatology
thelimbic article with Rachelle Buchbinder
Concern over “unprecedented” intervention into biologics market
The Limbic article with Mona Marabani
Policy block to reverse substitution
Pharma Dispatch article with Mona Marabani
Everything you wanted to know about oseoarthritis (and some things you thought you knew, but didn't)
Interview with Prof David Hunter on The Health Report with Dr Norman Swan 10 July 2017
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6 of the best bits from the ARA Conference
Medical Observer article 1 June 2017
"Five minutes with Professor Catherine Hill"
Professor Catherine Hill, ARA Honorary Secretary, interview for Rheumatology Update 25 May 2017
Professor Rachelle Buchbinder, ARA President, interview for Rheumatology Update 3 March 2017
ARA says no to medical cannabis
Rheumatology Update 2 December 2016
ARA opt for most 'rational' option on stem cell regulation
Nicola Garrett, thelimbic October 2016
A new frontier for vertebroplasty
Amanda Sheppeard, thelimbic October 2016
MBS fails to address excessive imaging in Primary Care
Mardi Chapmen, thelimbic September 2016
Young people get Arthritis too
9 News, metro North, 8 August 2016
Rheumatologists must navigate patients through complex world of biosimilars
Nicola Garrett, thelimbic 23 August 2016
Caution required for Biosimilars
Sheshtyn Paula, ajp 6th October 2016
Young people in NT struggling with arthritis
Katherine Gregory, ABC News 2nd May 2016
Rheumatologists 'on back foot' with Inflectra data
Michelle Lam, pharma in focus, 8th February 2016
Biosimilars data plan remains unclear
Nick Lush, Pharma in focus 4th February 2016
Prescribe infliximab by brand name, says ARA
thelimbic 1st December 2016