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Experts Weigh the Benefits of New Parkinson’s Drugs

(April 25, 2018) - Levodopa, is the gold-standard medicine for Parkinson’s disease but nothing is available that can slow or reverse the loss of brain cells, and what’s more, levodopa’s effects wane over time. So-called “off” episodes, when the drug isn’t working, can become more common and severe. This is a problem that two new treatments, currently under FDA review or close to it, are trying to address – Inbrija from Acorda Therapeutics and APL-130277 from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals. Read more…