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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

Rotating Canada Post strike may impact our communications

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Employees of Canada Post began rotating strikes across the country on October 22, 2018. The strikes are expected to continue until the union representing its workers and Canada Post come to a deal.  As some of our communications are executed by mail,… Read more

BC Parkinson's patients frustrated with long waits for Deep Brain Stimulation

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
CBC News' Brady Stratchan published an article on October 29, 2018 outlining the issue of waitlist times in British Columbia for Deep Brain Stimulation surgery. Only 1 doctor in province does deep brain stimulation procedure — and there's a 3-year wa… Read more

SINEMET® (levodopa and carbidopa) shortage in Canada

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Merck Canada Inc., distributor of SINEMET® (levodopa and carbidopa) in Canada, has released a statement noting that there are global manufacturing delays in the production and resupply of these products. The limited supply, which may result in back o… Read more

Get your tickets for our fall raffle!

Monday, October 22, 2018
Tickets for our fall raffle are now available! Explore the best that Canada has to offer with the grand prize of a $500 Travel Credit Voucher from VIA Rail! There is also a secondary prize of a Keurig® K200 Plus Series with a pod starter pack. Cal… Read more

Registration for the 5th World Parkinson Congress opens today!

Monday, September 10, 2018
The triennial World Parkinson Congresses provide an international forum for dialogue on the latest scientific discoveries, medical practices, and caregiver initiatives related to Parkinson’s disease. The 5th World Parkinson Congress will be held in … Read more