Update from Merck About Sinemet

March 2011 Monthly Message

- April is Parkinson's Awareness Month
- PAN CEO, Amy Comstock Rick, Testifies on Capitol Hill in Support of Small Business
- Update from Merck About Sinemet
- 2011 PAN Forum: Making Our Voices Heard in Congress
- National Neurological Diseases Surveillance System Act Will Create Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis Disease Registries
- SAVE THE DATE – 2011 Morris K. Udall Awards Dinner
- Medtronic Global Heroes Seek Marathon Runners
- Parkinson's in the Media

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The Parkinson's Action Network (PAN) recently received a letter from Dr. Sethu Reddy, Vice President of U.S. Medical Affairs for Merck & Co., Inc., the maker of Sinemet, announcing they had successfully worked with the Food and Drug Administration to obtain approval of the new supply sources of Sinemet to avoid shortages and supply issues.  To keep the Parkinson's community fully informed of this issue, PAN has included information on the new-look Sinemet and Sinemet CR pills, along with more detailed information about the medication, all sent by Merck.  If you have any questions regarding your personal medical care after reading this information, please speak with your physician or pharmacist.

Information About Sinemet (PDF)
Information About Sinemet CR (PDF)
Prescribing Information Sinemet (PDF)
Prescribing Information Sinemet CR (PDF)