New Drug Approvals

The research findings will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in San Diego from March 16 to 23 2013

THURSDAY March 14, 2013 — Parkinson’s disease has no cure, but three experimental treatments may help patients cope with unpleasant symptoms and related problems, according to new research.

The research findings will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in San Diego from March 16 to 23.

“Progress is being made to expand our use of medications, develop new medications and to treat symptoms that either we haven’t been able to treat effectively or we didn’t realize were problems for patients,” said Dr. Robert Hauser, professor of neurology and director of the University of South Florida Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center in Tampa.

Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative brain disorder, affects more than 1 million Americans. It destroys nerve cells…

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