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Latest Treatments of Parkinson's Disease Stories

2010-05-12 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that while levodopa remains the gold standard for Parkinson's disease treatment, physicians say they will increasingly use other agents to delay the need for levodopa. According to the new report entitled Treatment Algorithms in Parkinson's Disease, 46 percent of surveyed neurologists say it is "very likely" or "likely" they will...

2010-03-23 08:36:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved once-daily Mirapex ER® (pramipexole dihydrochloride) extended-release tablets for the signs and symptoms of idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD), which includes early and advanced PD. PD is the second most common chronic neurological disorder in older adults after Alzheimer's. Parkinson's disease has no cure....

2010-02-22 08:11:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Mirapex ER® (pramipexole dihydrochloride) extended-release tablets, a new once-daily treatment option for the signs and symptoms of early idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). MIRAPEX ER is not indicated in advanced PD. Parkinson's disease is a chronic, slowly progressive and potentially debilitating...

2010-01-12 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that Boehringer Ingelheim's extended-release formulation of pramipexole (pramipexole ER), which launched late last year in Europe and is expected to launch this year in the United States, will garner peak year sales of $250 to $500 million in the world's major pharmaceutical markets. The Pharmacor finding from the topic...

2009-11-30 13:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) today announced $1.5 million in total awards to six research teams working to develop potentially disease-modifying therapies for Parkinson's disease. The funding was awarded under the Novel Approaches to Drug Discovery for Parkinson's Disease program, made possible by funding from Elan Corporation, plc (NYSE: ELN), a neuroscience-based biotechnology company. The Novel Approaches...

2009-10-07 09:05:29

A Michigan hospital is embarking on a research study for advanced Parkinson's disease using a state-of-the-art treatment called gene transfer. The clinical trial will test whether gene transfer therapy is able to restore better mobility in Parkinson's patients who have lost responsiveness to drug therapy. "The start of this clinical trial provides hope to a Parkinson's disease patient population that has had a long-standing need for better treatment options," says Henry Ford West Bloomfield...

2009-10-06 14:07:00

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital is embarking on a research study for advanced Parkinson's disease using a state-of-the-art treatment called gene transfer. The clinical trial will test whether gene transfer therapy is able to restore better mobility in Parkinson's patients who have lost responsiveness to drug therapy. "The start of this clinical trial provides hope to a Parkinson's disease patient population that has had a...

2009-09-21 14:34:40

Rush University Medical Center is participating in a large-scale, multi-center clinical trial in the U.S. and Canada to determine whether a vitamin-like substance, in high doses, can slow the progression of Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects about one million people in the United States. "At present, the very best therapies we have for Parkinson's can only mask the symptoms "“ they do not alter the underlying disease," said neurologist Dr. Katie Kompoliti, a...

2009-08-28 10:05:43

Scientists in the Academy of Finland's Neuroscience Research Programme have reported promising new results with potential implications for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. They have been studying the impacts of nerve growth factors in the treatment of PD, and their latest results show that a certain growth factor can be used to halt the progress of damage brought on by a nerve poison and possibly even restore the function of damaged cells.The studies on nerve growth factors used an...

2009-04-29 11:41:00

Data indicated comparable efficacy and safety for extended release and immediate release formulations of pramipexole SEATTLE, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- New findings from two double-blind studies investigating the efficacy, safety and tolerability of pramipexole dihydrochloride tablets in an extended release, once-daily formulation, for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD), are being presented today at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 61st Annual Meeting in Seattle. The first...


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