Disclosures: No compensation was provided to Drs Hauser, Panisset, or Abbruzzese for their work on this manuscript. Drs Hauser, Panisset, and Abbruzzese's institutions received compensation from Novartis for their sites' conduct of the study. Drs Hauser, Panisset, and Abbruzzese have received honoraria and consulting fees from Novartis and Orion Pharma. Linda Mancione, Nalina Dronamraju, and Algirdas Kakarieka are employees of Novartis. Non-Sponsor Disclosures: Dr Hauser has received honoraria or consulting fees from Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Bertek, Boehringer Ingelheim, Centopharm, Eisai, Genzyme, GlaxoSmithKline, Impax, Kyowa Pharmaceutical, Merck KGA, Ortho McNeil, Pfizer, Prestwick, Schwarz Pharma, Schering, Solvay, Teva Neuroscience, Valeant and Vernalis. Dr Panisset has received honoraria or consulting fees from Teva, Allergan, UCB-Perdue, Prestwick, Smith-Kline Beecham and Solvay. Dr Abbruzzese has received honoraria or consulting fees from Boehringer Ingelheim and Wyeth Lederle. The authors have confirmed that their work complies with the Journal's Editorial policy on ghost-writing. (Movement Disorders Vol. 20., No. 12, 2005, p. 1536)
Article first published online: 3 DEC 2008
Copyright © 2008 Movement Disorder Society
Volume 24, Issue 4, pages 541–550, 15 March 2009
How to Cite
Hauser, R. A., Panisset, M., Abbruzzese, G., Mancione, L., Dronamraju, N. and Kakarieka, A. (2009), Double-blind trial of levodopa/carbidopa/entacapone versus levodopa/carbidopa in early Parkinson's disease. Mov. Disord., 24: 541–550. doi: 10.1002/mds.22343
Members of FIRST-STEP Study Group are listed in the Appendix.
- Issue published online: 24 MAR 2009
- Article first published online: 3 DEC 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 SEP 2008
- Manuscript Revised: 2 AUG 2008
- Manuscript Received: 31 MAY 2008
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