New Zealanders are being asked to voice their dissatisfaction with the current treatment of people with arthritis.
The Arthritis Foundation is asking people to put their message in an empty pill bottle and mail it to the foundation. The expected deluge of bottles will be delivered to Minister of Health Annette King.
The campaign was launched on International Arthritis Day on October 12 and is aimed at making a number of new generation drugs available in New Zealand.
Foundation spokesman Alasdair Finnie says some of the new pharmaceuticals are superior to the current subsidised treatments. Some offer reduced side effects and others actually help slow the progress of rheumatoid arthritis.