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FDA Finds No Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer With Parkinson's Medicines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found no increased risk of prostate cancer with Parkinson's disease medicines, Comtan (entacapone) and Stalevo (a combination of entacapone, carbidopa, and levodopa). The FDA alerted the public of a clinical trial in March 2010 suggesting a possible increased risk of prostate cancer with the entacapone component of Stalevo. But based on additional studies, the FDA has concluded that entacapone use is not associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer.

The FDA website has more information.