Biologics and other specialised medicines have made a significant improvement in the management of chronic diseases like inflammatory arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and plaque psoriasis. ​

On this page you will find evidence-based resources to support consumers and health professionals to make safe and wise decisions for using these medicines.

Information and resources

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Inflammatory arthritis​

Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and axial spondyloarthritis resources

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Inflammatory bowel disease

Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis resources

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Plaque psoriasis​

Plaque psoriasis resources

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Educational visits for specialists​

Educational visits cover a range of clinical updates based on the best available current evidence, developed with and informed by specialist feedback. They are delivered through individualised 30-minute discussions at the preferred timing of the specialist, either online or face-to-face where COVID precautions allow. (Cost: Free)

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Value in Prescribing bDMARDs Program and the Targeted Therapies Alliance

NPS MedicineWise former CEO Associate Professor Steve Morris and ARA President and rheumatologist Professor Catherine Hill introduce the bDMARDs program.

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For pharmacists

Up-to-date information and resources for pharmacists, to optimise the safety and health outcomes of biologics and other specialised medicines for inflammatory arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and plaque psoriasis.​

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For medicines governance committees

The Council of Australian Therapeutic Advisory Groups (CATAG) has developed guidance documents to assist good governance and decision-making for health service organisations, medicines governance committees and health professionals.

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Understanding biologics, their biosimilars and the PBS​

Resources and information to explain how biologics and their biosimilars are approved and funded for use in Australia, and how to talk to your patients about biosimilars.

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Helping consumers and health professionals make safe and wise therapeutic decisions about biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) and other specialised medicines. Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health through the Value in Prescribing bDMARDs Program Grant.

The consortium also works closely with the key dermatology and gastroenterology organisations,
The Australasian College of Dermatologists, Psoriasis Australia, Gastroenterological Society of Australia and Crohn’s & Colitis Australia.