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2010-04-26 08:00:00

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Aton Pharma, Inc., a diversified specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has acquired the U.S. marketing rights to LODOSYN® (carbidopa) tablets from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMS). LODOSYN is indicated for use with carbidopa-levodopa or with levodopa in the treatment of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, to permit the administration of lower doses of levodopa with reduced nausea and vomiting, more rapid...

2010-04-07 11:00:00

KINGSTON, N.J., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Parkinson Alliance announced today that the 2010 Parkinson's Unity Walk will take place on Saturday, April 24, 2010 in New York City's Central Park. The Parkinson's Unity Walk, organized by The Parkinson Alliance, is the largest single-day grassroots awareness and fundraising event for the Parkinson's disease (PD) community, attracting more than 10,000 participants from across the country and uniting the top Parkinson's advocacy organizations....

2010-04-05 10:00:00

PHOENIX, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom Lescault, president of SCAN Health Plan Arizona, has been chosen to serve as chairman of the board for the Parkinson Network of Arizona (PNA) board of directors, effective immediately. The mission of the PNA is to improve the lives of those with Parkinson's disease by supporting the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute through fundraising events and creating awareness of the center. Lescault joined the PNA board of directors...

2010-02-22 08:11:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Mirapex ER® (pramipexole dihydrochloride) extended-release tablets, a new once-daily treatment option for the signs and symptoms of early idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). MIRAPEX ER is not indicated in advanced PD. Parkinson's disease is a chronic, slowly progressive and potentially debilitating...

2010-02-11 08:00:00

-- Leading Movement Disorder Experts and Davis Phinney Join More than 50 Contributors to Offer Innovative Resource for all Ages and Stages of the Disease -- BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the more than 1.5 million Americans living with Parkinson's disease, the importance of medication is well understood, but discussion is far less frequent on key topics that impact the quality of daily living with Parkinson's, such as exercise, nutrition, cognitive changes and...

2010-02-01 08:00:00

PHOENIX, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees of SCAN Health Plan Arizona are wearing new hats as they plan and execute the fourth annual Walk-the-Fight, fundraising walk to benefit the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. The Parkinson Network of Arizona is hoping to raise $25,000 to help raise awareness of and fight Parkinson's disease. Hundreds of walkers are expected to participate on Feb. 14 at Tempe Town Lake, which includes 5K and two-block routes. Event registration is $20 per family and...

2009-10-06 09:49:43

Drivers with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease may be at higher risk of crashes on foggy days and other times of low visibility. The research, involving a driving simulation test, is published in the October 6, 2009, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. In addition to affecting movement, Parkinson's disease affects visual skills, such as the ability to see contrast, and the speed of processing what is seen. The study...

2009-06-01 10:00:00

PHOENIX, June 1 /PRNewswire/ --- Tom Lescault, president of SCAN Health Plan Arizona and president of the Arizona Association of Health Plans, was recently appointed to the Parkinson Network of Arizona board of directors. The mission of the Parkinson Network is to improve the lives of those with Parkinson's disease by supporting the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center through fundraising events and creating awareness of the center. Jack Goldwater, president of the Parkinson Network board of...

2009-05-07 12:48:00

Largest grassroots fundraiser in the U.S. once again a resounding success NEW YORK, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid unusually warm and sunny weather, family, friends and supporters, joined the more than 10,000 people once again in New York's Central Park on Saturday, April 25th to celebrate the 15th Parkinson's Unity Walk and show their community spirit while raising funds for Parkinson's disease research. This year marked an incredible year for the event, the largest grassroots fundraiser in...

2009-04-29 11:41:00

Data indicated comparable efficacy and safety for extended release and immediate release formulations of pramipexole SEATTLE, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- New findings from two double-blind studies investigating the efficacy, safety and tolerability of pramipexole dihydrochloride tablets in an extended release, once-daily formulation, for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD), are being presented today at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 61st Annual Meeting in Seattle. The first...


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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