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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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.