We’re interested in what you think and how you feel about issues that impact you and the wider arthritis community. We’ll be updating these questions regularly, so you should check back often. We’ll share a wrap-up of results in future newsletters.



EXERCISE AND ARTHRITIS



MEDICINAL CANNABIS

It is well known that cannabis products are already available illegally in Australia for medicinal and recreational use. Learn more about cannabis in Australia.



PRE-FILLED METHOTREXATE SYRINGES

Trexject is a range of pre-filled Methotrexate syringes approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia, and provides an option for patients who do not want the inconvenience of filling their own syringes. However, Trexject is not currently listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), which means it is very expensive, forcing many patients to remain with a less desirable or convenient option.



OVER-THE-COUNTER CODEINE PRODUCTS

Government changes from 2018 mean you will not be able to get over-the-counter products with codeine without a prescription. Learn more.