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How do I get a prescription for medicinal cannabis?

How do I get a prescription for medicinal cannabis?

Registered doctors in New Zealand can prescribe CBD oil for a medical condition when conventional treatments were not successful.
Can eating pineapple help arthritis?

Can eating pineapple help arthritis?

Pineapple contains a group of enzymes called bromelain which has promising anti-inflammatory and pain relief effects.
8,700 more Pacific Peoples need treatment to prevent gout arthritis each year to achieve equity

8,700 more Pacific Peoples need treatment to prevent gout arthritis each year to achieve equity

Pacific Peoples gout data insights report shows that access to preventive gout medicine remains inequitable.
COVID-19 Advice for People with Inflammatory Arthritis and Related Autoimmune Diseases

COVID-19 Advice for People with Inflammatory Arthritis and Related Autoimmune Diseases

COVID-19 advice for people with inflammatory arthritis and related autoimmune diseases from Arthritis New Zealand and New Zealand Rheumatology Association.
If you have been using Humira Pharmac wants to hear from you

If you have been using Humira Pharmac wants to hear from you

Pharmac has recently announced that most people using Humira will be required to move to a similar medicine called Amgevita between 1 March  and 31 October 2022.
Arthritis New Zealand among top 5 finalists in ‘What’s Your Impact’ competition

Arthritis New Zealand among top 5 finalists in ‘What’s Your Impact’ competition

Arthritis New Zealand among top 5 finalists in 'What's Your Impact' competition backed by BDO and ImpactLab.
Evaluation of the Mobility Action Plan (MAP)

Evaluation of the Mobility Action Plan (MAP)

The Mobility Action Plan is an effective early intervention programme for individuals with MSK conditions including arthritis.
Whanganui showing the way in rolling out a gout treatment programme

Whanganui showing the way in rolling out a gout treatment programme

Arthritis NZ not surprised by Pharmac report showing that Māori do not receive medication they need to manage gout arthritis successfully.
COVID-19 vaccination in patients with inflammatory arthritis and related autoimmune diseases

COVID-19 vaccination in patients with inflammatory arthritis and related autoimmune diseases

People with rheumatic disease should get vaccinated against COVID-19, and observe all public health measures (such as mask wearing and hand washing) as recommended by the New Zealand Ministry of Health.
Grappling With Gout

Grappling With Gout

Martin Cheer has suffered some serious injuries in his life but says the pain from gout arthritis “has got to be the worst”.
Cancellation of national camps in 2022

Cancellation of national camps in 2022

Both our Teens camp in January and the Family camp in February have been cancelled. Please read for more information.
Dillon Scholarship Applications Now Open

Dillon Scholarship Applications Now Open

The scholarship provides financial assistance to people with significant physical or intellectual disabilities in the Bay of Plenty who intend to pursue tertiary education.

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