Hi Ed, I stilll have no problem getting neupro here in the uk andt hey certainly haven't been withdrawn - although I have just started on sinemet I am still using the patches in tandem and there has been a bit of an improvement in my condition - I can now type again and my right foot has 'unlocked'. I understand what you say about the snowflake crystalisation but I hhave noticed that this only happens where the two 'peel off' patches meet. What we have been instructed to do is keep the patches in the fridge and I have to say the adherence has improved since I have done this. May I suggest your correspondent googles sites in the uk for patches? You cannot buy meds legally off prescription but he/she might find a quantity of unused patches and also think about larger patches which can be cut up.
just an update on the patch,at the moment the manufacturer can only supply the 8mg,as my partner is on 10mg per day his gp is having too contact the parkinsons specialist to seek advice as to what to put him on.
all the best chopper