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03 Oct

Dissertation on “Cervical Dystonia and the Black Community.” February 15, 2012 My Life with Cervical Dystonia! My name is Karen Chandler and I have cervical dystonia. I was born in Panama (Afro-Hispanic and I do not speak lick of Spanish, lol) and raised sin California, Michigan, and Florida. I was diagnosed with CD while I […]

News / Pharmaceuticals

03 Oct

Merz Pharmaceuticals Receives J-Code For Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) January 10, 2012 Permanent Product-Specific Code Will Help Simplify Billing And Reimbursement GREENSBORO, N.C., January 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC, today announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has assigned a product-specific Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) billing code, J0588 “INJECTION, INCOBOTULINUMTOXIN […]

Special Events

02 Oct

2011 NSTA Symposium Information Las Vegas, Nevada – October 22nd and 23rd December 5, 2011 The 2011 NSTA symposium in Las Vegas, Nevada has passed and I am happy to report it was a huge success! We had over 130 people in attendance and the room was packed! We had so many people registering at […]

News & Events

01 Oct

Programs Feature Simple Enrollment and Meaningful Financial Assistance March 8, 2011 Allergan, Inc. is seeking patients who are or will be receiving onabotulinumtoxinA injections for the treatment of cervical dystonia for potential observational study participation. Eligible patients may receive a patient stipend for their participation. The CD-PROBE Study is a Multi-center, Prospective, Naturalistic, Observational Registry of Cervical […]

“Ipsen Observational Registry Study”

01 Oct

March 9, 2011 Ipsen, manufacturer of Dysport for Injection (also known in the US as abobotulinumtoxinA neurotoxin), is contacting physicians to conduct an observational registry stud. The goal of the registry, ANCHOR-CD, is to collect and evaluate typical treatment response information from cervical dystonia patients currently being treated with market-available Dysport.  The registry will recruit up to 400 […]

News | Merz Pharmaceuticals….

29 Sep

Merz Pharmaceuticals Introduces Comprehensive Programs To Provide Patients With Financial Assistance For Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) Programs Feature Simple Enrollment And Meaningful Financial Assistance Greensboro, N.C., March 8, 2011/PRNewswire/ – Merz Pharmaceuticals today announced the launch of two programs to provide financial assistance to patients for their treatment with Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA). XEOMIN is a botulinum toxin type […]

San Diego, California

22 Sep

Dystonia Support & Advocacy Group of San Diego County Meeting   Sat., 6/5 from 1-3:00 p.m. Pacific time Virtual Zoom Meeting – Contact Martha Murphy for log-in information at mmurphy582@gmail.com Sharing/Discussion Meeting (no guest speaker) All are invited to participate. Group website: www.dystoniaofsandiego.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/dystoniaofsandiego    Martha MurphyLeader/Founder, Dystonia Support & Advocacy Group of San […]

Los Angeles, California

20 Sep

Dystonia Support Group The Los Angeles Dystonia Support Group To be Announced For more information, please contact the group’s leaders: Von Cashman at voncashman@verizon.net or 562-860-4576 Janis Eiler at janiseiler@earthlink.net Group’s website: www.dystonialosangeles.com For directions to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center go to http://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Patient-and-Visitor-Resources/Getting-Here/

Zent-A-Thon 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 30, 2012 is a Huge Success!

10 Jun

We received almost $4,000 in registrations and donations. The Zent-A-Thon 5K Run/Walk was held on Saturday, June 30th at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley, California. NSTA worked in conjunction with the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Foundation (PMDF) and the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) to host this event. I am happy to report that […]