Advisory for Adrenal Insufficiency Patients during Covid-19 Outbreak

FleseriuAdvisory for Adrenal Insufficiency Patients during Covid-19 Outbreak

Hello PNA warriors! Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have received many inquiries from concerned patients and their loved ones regarding patients with primary or secondary adrenal insufficiency. With little clinical information on the effects the virus has on this patient community, we decided to reach out to one of PNA's trusted neuroendocrine specialist members Maria Fleseriu, MD, FACE for some practical guidance. Thank you so much Dr. Fleseriu for providing this information for us to share with our patient community!

“What I Advise Our Patients for Primary and Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency"

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Coronavirus Pandemic: The PNA is here for you!

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In these unprecedented times of insecurity, we wanted to assure you that we are still here working to provide resources to pituitary patients. Below is a list of just some of the programs and services that we will continue to provide to help pituitary patients and their families gain knowledge about pituitary disorders during these uncertain times:

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No Disruption in Supply as Recordati Takes Over Sales of Signifor

The Cushing’s drugs Signofor and Signifor LAR are now going to be marketed in the U.S. by Recordati, which purchased the rights from Novartis last year. The company says there will be no disruption in supply and the new company will offer a program to subsidize the drugs for low-income families. Read the article here:


Canadian Town Helps Family Overcome Toddler’s Pituitary Tumor and Father’s Cancer

An article in the Hanna Herald tells the story of the Smith family from Oyen, Alberta. Three-year-old Lenroy Smith is battling a pituitary tumor. His father Kirby, a volunteer firefighter, is fighting a recurrence of prostatecanadian cancer. The town of Oyen has pulled together to help the Smiths. Read the article here:


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