ARA In The News


May 2021

The Limbic 28 May 2021

- Podcast: ARA 2021 highlights podcast; President Prof. Catherine Hill on the way ahead for rheumatology
- ARA 2021: Professor Catherine Hill reviews the challenges ahead for rheumatology in Australia


April 2021

Australian Doctor -7 April 2021 - Adalimumab biosimilars now on PBS - Dr Helen Cooley

Rheumatology Republic: ARA ASM – 1 April 2021 - Professor Catherine Hill Telehealth – 8 April 2021


February 2021

ABC News Adelaide Afternoons with Sonya Feldhoff – 22 November 2021- Professor Catherine Hill interview – Vaccinations

The Limbic – 17 February 2021- Professor Catherine Hill interview - COVID-19 vaccination for rheumatology patients: what Australian and US experts say

August 2020


The Health Report 10 August 2020 - Professor Lyn March AM interview - Gout is on the rise. Why?

June 2020

The Health Report 29 June 2020 - Professor David Hunter interview - High heels step up to hip pain
The Limbic 15 June 2020 - Professor Eric Morand - Low medication persistence rates in lupus show need for more effective therapies
The Limbic 9 June 2020 – Professor Ranjeny Thomas receives AM in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

May 2020

The Limbic 25 May 2020  - Professor Catherine Hill leads ARA: waiving fees and working at a distance in unusual times

April 2020 8 April 2020 – Trump advice leaves Aussies without vital medication - interview with Dave Nicholls


March 2020

Rheumatology update 27 March 2020 - COVID-19: Alarm over clamour for hydroxychloroquine

The Limbic 19 March 2020 - Rheumatology registry set to fight COVID-19 misinformation – interview with Assoc/Prof Philip Robinson

The Limbic 13 March 2020 - ARA 2020 conference has been cancelled


February 2020

The Limbic 24 February 2020 - ARA clarifies glucosamine warning


January 2020

The Limbic 28 January 2020 - Rheumatologist recognised in the 2020 Australia Day honours - Prof Rachelle Buchbinder AO.


December 2019
Eric Morand, Ph.D, head of Monash Health School of Clinical Sciences - New Drug gives Lupus sufferers treatment hope

November 2019

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.


October 2019

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


September 2019


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.



August 2019


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:  #Gout #7NEWS


July 2019


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.


May 2019

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.


April 2019

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


February 2019

Health Report ABC National Radio 12 February 2019 interview with Prof Rachelle Buchbinder Surgery for common shoulder problem doesn’t work



October 2018
Rheumatology Update/Medical Observer Poor image: Why the musculoskeletal field needs a makeover


July 2018
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


June 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

May 2018
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


March 2018
Low back pain challenge: call to ban ineffective and harmful interventions
Prof Rachelle Buchbinder interviews 22 March
ABC News
The Sydney Morning Herald article
thelimic article
3AW Melbourne

February 2018
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


October 2017
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


July 2017
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
For more information on the compound and clinical trial sites available in Australia, click here.

June 2017
6 of the best bits from the ARA Conference
Medical Observer article 1 June 2017

May 2017

"Five minutes with Professor Catherine Hill"
Professor Catherine Hill, ARA Honorary Secretary, interview for Rheumatology Update 25 May 2017


March 2017

"I want to raise the profile of rheumatology"

Professor Rachelle Buchbinder, ARA President, interview for Rheumatology Update 3 March 2017


December 2016

ARA says no to medical cannabis
Rheumatology Update 2 December 2016

October 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

September 2016

MBS fails to address excessive imaging in Primary Care
Mardi Chapmen, thelimbic September 2016

August 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

July 2016

Caution required for Biosimilars
Sheshtyn Paula, ajp 6th October 2016

May 2016

Young people in NT struggling with arthritis
Katherine Gregory, ABC News 2nd May 2016

February 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

December 2015

Prescribe infliximab by brand name, says ARA
thelimbic 1st December 2016