Arthritis Awareness Week
Arthritis Awareness Week is the time when we ask everyone to join together and stand up for people living with arthritis. Arthritis Queensland is running a 10,000 Step Challenge for Arthritis Awareness Week
(29 May – 4 June) to raise awareness and fund for services. It's time to move!
The flu vaccine is now available across Queensland. People at high risk of the virus are eligible for a free vaccination under the National Immunisation Program. If you have impaired immunity, such as that caused by some forms of inflammatory arthritis, you are eligible for a free vaccine and are strongly encourage to receive one.
Medicinal Cannabis: Have your say
Over the past week the Australian Government has passed legislation on medicinal cannabis whilst Queensland is pursuing "the nations most progressive medicinal cannabis regime." To find out more about these developments and to have your say click here
Health Professionals E-News
In this issue we feature our 17th Annual Health Professionals Seminar, introduce AQ's new Health Education Team and discuss the growing public health issue of sedentary behaviour and its impacts on those with arthritis.
Delisting of paracetamol from the PBS
There has been a lot of confusion lately about whether it will cost more or less for Panadol Osteo with the delisting of paracetamol from the PBS. Arthritis Australia outlines changes in pricing for concessional patients.
Travel insurance offer launched
Arthritis Queensland is delighted to announce a partnership with Go Insurance to provide members with discounted travel insurance.