Thursday, June 13, 2019
This September, thousands of participants across the country will gather together for Parkinson SuperWalk. This event is meant to empower the Parkinson's community and celebrate its resilience. No matter what the challenges, together we can make a di…
Monday, June 3, 2019
Since 2016, a total of $450,000 has been donated to charity through the GolfBC Championship, awarded to the BC Cancer Foundation (the tournament’s designated charity beneficiary) and the Red Cross Kelowna (2017 Flood Relief efforts).
This year, while…
Friday, May 31, 2019
If you've used Rasagiline (Azilect) or Selegline, we want your feedback.
Safinamide (brand name Onstryv), which was approved in Europe in February 2015 and in the United States in March 2017, is indicated as an add-on therapy to a regimen that includ…
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Parkinson Society BC (PSBC) recently conducted a survey with the intent of better understanding the patient’s perspective in achieving symptom control with brand name (Sinemet) vs. generic forms of levodopa.
The following is a summary of the 521 resp…
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
We are currently conducting a survey of those affected by Parkinson's disease (PD) in BC. The feedback from this anonymous survey will serve as a guide for us in determining priorities for the future of our programs, services, and advocacy efforts.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
As you may know from our recent announcement, Sinemet CR (Controlled Release) is being discontinued by the manufacturer and some dosages of Sinemet IR (Immediate Release or Regular) are in short supply.
While it is our understanding that the majority…
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
With help from members of the Parkinson's community, as part of our 50th anniversary celebration, we have been working on producing a series of videos. These videos are intended to generate awareness of the Society's programs and services, as well as…
Friday, April 12, 2019
April showers bring May flowers, and with that arrives our annual Spring Auction! If you're looking for a gift for a loved one, or simply interested in treating yourself, we encourage you to check out the items up for bid.
Proceeds from this online a…
Friday, April 5, 2019
In a statement from Merck Canada Inc., manufacturer of SINEMET®, the following was noted regarding the production of SINEMET® CR (controlled release):
"For SINEMET® CR Merck Canada regrets to announce that after having unsuccessfully pursued alternat…
Monday, March 18, 2019
Please be advised that a shortage of Rasagiline has been reported due to a distruption in manufacturing. This shortage was reported on February 20, 2019, with an anticipated end date of May 3, 2019 according to Drug Shortages Canada.
As Rasagiline is…