Health Canada

Health Canada

January 27, 2010 16:44 ET

Important Information Concerning Medication for Parkinson's Disease

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 27, 2010) - Health Canada is aware that two Canadian companies that manufacture and/or distribute medications for Parkinson's Disease have posted information on their websites concerning the availability of some of the drugs they manufacture and/or distribute.

Bristol Myers Squibb Canada, the Canadian distributor of Sinemet CR (200/50) has information on its website: www.bmscanada.ca or call the Bristol Myers Squibb Canada Information Line at 1-800-267-0005.

Apotex Inc. has information on its generic product, Apo-Levocarb CR (200/50) on its website (http://www.apotex.com/global/pubadvisories/apo_levocarb.pdf), or call 1-877-427-6839.

Patients who are currently using Apo-Levocarb CR (200/50) or Sinemet CR (200/50) and have concerns about the supply of their medication may want to check the information provided by these companies or call the companies. Patients may also consult their health care professional in order to explore alternative treatments if they are unable to maintain an uninterrupted supply of their medication.

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