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Roche Tasmar for Parkinson's will be available by March following Jan. 29 approval.

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ROCHE TASMAR 200 MG T.I.D. REDUCES "OFF" TIME BY THREE HOURS from a baseline of 5.9 hours, according to data from a U.S./Canadian study included in labeling for the Parkinson's disease therapy approved Jan. 29. The 100 mg t.i.d. dose of Tasmar (tolcapone) reduced "off" time by two hours from a 6.4 hour baseline and placebo reduced it by 1.2 hours from 6.2 hours.

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