The APDA is excited to share with the Parkinson's Community the Insights - Winter 2015 Newsletter! Inside you will find a message from the president, an article on non-motor features in PD, a story of optimism, a story about a passed bill in New Jersey, and more. To read the newsletter, click here.
New Parkinson's Disease Treatment News
The American Parkinson Disease Association is pleased to share with the Parkinson’s community the arrival of two new medications in the treatment arsenal to address Parkinson’s symptoms. Both of these therapies offer a better way to deliver carbidopa/levodopa medication. RYTARY approved by the Food and Drug administration on Janaury 8 is an extended release formulation of carbidopa/levodopa and is manufactured by Impax Pharmaceuticals. To read more click here.
Law about Parkinson's signed
.Congratulations to APDA New Jersey Chapter President Allan Bleich and his team for successfully spearheading efforts that led NJ Governor Chris Christie to sign the first law in the U.S. intended to raise public awareness and create educational programs about Parkinson’s disease. The Parkinson Disease Public Awareness and Education Act (A-2576) was signed into law in New Jersey on December 11, 2014. For more information click here.
The UNMC 2015 Skate-A-Thon for Parkinson's begins at noon on Friday, January 23 thru noon on Saturday, January 24. For just $10 you can register to be part of this special event, and help us put Parkinson's on ice!
For more information or to register, please go to the PHD website or click here!
#Giving Tuesday Campaign
#GivingTuesday, is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families and businesses, around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
It’s a simple idea. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.
Give a gift that helps the APDA's mission to Ease the Burden - Find the Cure for PD by giving the gift of help for your loved ones. To donate to APDA click HERE!