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27th April 2010 - News release

THE FURTHER WITHDRAWAL OF NEUPRO
                                                                                                                                                                                
In April 2008, Neupro was withdrawn from use in the U.S.A. because specific batches of Neupro had deviated from their specification. Neupro (Rotigotine) is a dopamine agonist used with Parkinson's Disease that, via a skin patch, provides a slow and constant supply of Rotigotine over the course of 24 hours. For more information go to Neupro. The FDA have informed the manufacturers UCB that Neupro must be reformulated before it can be made available
again in the U.S.A.. This means that Neupro could be withdrawn from use for another two years. In June 2009, UCB proposed new refrigerated storage conditions to alleviate crystallization on the patches. The FDA "agrees that the proposed new refrigeration conditions significantly inhibit the degree of crystallization on the patches, but has recommended that the definitive resolution of the crystallization is to reformulate the drug product". This FDA decision does not impact product supply and availability in Europe and the rest of the world. For more information go to the complete News release For more current news go to Parkinson's Disease News.

 

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