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SURVEY: Sinemet vs. Generic Levodopa Drug Usage

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… Read more

50th Anniversary Video Series: Maple Ridge Support Group

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… Read more

Bid now in our Spring Online Auction

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… Read more

Important announcement from the manufacturers of SINEMET® CR

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… Read more

Rasagiline Shortage Reported

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… Read more

Good News for People Waiting for DBS in British Columbia

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Effective April 1, 2019, Dr. Christopher Honey, UBC neurosurgeon, will be increasing his operating time to accommodate 72 Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgeries annually, instead of the current 36. Parkinson Society BC appreciates the work done by th… Read more

Update on the SINEMET® (levodopa and carbidopa) shortage in Canada

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Merck Canada Inc., distributor of SINEMET® (levodopa and carbidopa) in Canada, released a statement on October 30th, 2018 noting that there are global manufacturing delays in the production and resupply of these products. The limited supply, which ma… Read more

World Parkinson Congress scholarship applications now open

Friday, November 30, 2018
This fall, we circulated a survey with the intent of gathering the names of those interested in a scholarship program to attend the World Parkinson Congress in 2019. As a result of the overwhelming response and budgetary constraints, unfortunately, w… Read more

November is Parkinson Carepartner Month!

Friday, November 16, 2018
Behind every person with Parkinson's stands a strong community of friends, family, and loved ones who help make it possible to live a full and happy life with PD. This month, we celebrate and thank the carepartners who support over 13,000 British Col… Read more

Parkinson's disease formulary updates

Thursday, November 15, 2018
There have been several updates to the Limited Coverage Drug Program for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.  Limited coverage drugs are not generally considered to be first-line therapies or there are more cost-effective alternatives. To be eligib… Read more