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Musculoskeletal conditions, including arthritis, now the most costly disease group in Australia

The health system cost of musculoskeletal conditions, including arthritis, was $12.5 billion in 2015-16, up from $5.7 billion in 2008-09. The cost of these conditions has more than doubled in less than a decade and has well and truly eclipsed the cost of cancer, cardiovascular disease and mental health conditions. ‘We simply cannot continue to ignore…


$120,000 scholarship to combat ‘serious shortage’ of paediatric rheumatologists in Australia so kids with arthritis get the care they need

On offer is a two-year scholarship to support paediatricians and paediatric trainees interested in training in paediatric rheumatology.  The scholarship will be equivalent to the salary and on-costs of the position to which they are appointed, to a maximum of A$120,000 per year up to two years.

Labor commits $2.1 million to fund arthritis educators

Arthritis Australia welcomes the commitment by the Australian Labor Party, if elected, to provide $2.1 million to fund arthritis educators. The commitment is set out in a letter from the Hon Catherine King, Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare, to Arthritis Australia. Letter from the Hon Catherine King to Arthritis Australia In welcoming the commitment,…

PIDA Accessible Packaging Design Special Award 2019

The inaugural winner of PIDA Accessible Packaging Design Special Award 2019 was announced on Tuesday and we are excited to reveal the SPC ProVital Fruit in Jelly Range as the GOLD winner! The innovative product was specifically designed to improve the ability of hospital patients and aged care residents to easily open and enjoy the…

Minister announces $4 million for the National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis.

Arthritis Australia welcomes today’s announcement from the Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, that the Commonwealth Government will invest $4 million towards the National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis. Led by Arthritis Australia in partnership with key consumer and medical groups, the Action Plan outlines key priorities for preventing arthritis, investing in research…


A new pathway for Arthritis: Arthritis Australia launches National Strategic Action Plan

The Action Plan outlines key priorities for preventing arthritis, investing in research and improving treatment and support for people living with the condition. Four million Australians currently live with arthritis. It is the leading cause of chronic pain and there is no cure. Annual healthcare costs for arthritis have been estimated to exceed $5.5 billion….

First Arthritis Australia Ease of Use Certified product – EverEasy Garden Tap

If you love to garden, but find the garden tap too difficult to twist, this announcement is for you!  Our Accessible Design Division has high standards for innovative thinking and clever product design, and we’ve been working hard over the past few months to certify the very first “Arthritis Australia Ease of Use” product. After…


OA/RA capsules: Recall due to contamination 23 January 2019 Consumers and health professionals are advised that Blueskygreenearth, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling OA/RA capsules (batch 17098003) due to contamination with a substance that poses an unacceptable risk to health. This product has also been withdrawn from the Australian market and will no longer…


Arthritis Australia receives Better Ageing grant to give older Australians confidence to get moving

Arthritis Australia will receive a Move it Aus Better Ageing grant of $1 million to run structured group exercise programs for older Australians to build the confidence they need to be more active.

‘That’s a Wrap: Best & Worst packaging of 2018’ results

The ‘That’s a Wrap: Best & Worst packaging of 2018′ results are in and we have found a interesting connection between the top Best and Worst voted packaging, but you may not see the big difference until it’s too late! Read the full results here.