Diabetes patients taking rosiglitazone or pioglitazone had a 28 percent lower incidence of Parkinson's disease (PD) than people taking other treatments for diabetes who had never taken the glitazone (GTZ) drugs, according to a new study.
The current global Parkinson’s disease market is characterized by a number of unmet needs, which include addressing the motor complications of dyskinesia and off-episodes. The recent approval of novel therapies and reformulations of existing drugs has the potential to fulfill some of these unmet needs, particularly in patients with advanced disease.
A first-in-class antipsychotic that is a selective serotonin inverse agonist (with no dopaminergic, histaminergic, adrenergic, or muscarinic activity) potentially targeting 5-HT2A receptors, improved Parkinson’s disease psychosis (PDP) with demonstrated safety and tolerability, and without worsening motor Parkinson’s, according to data presented in two posters at the 19th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders (MDS), in San Diego.
Reducing long-term care utilization among patients with Parkinson’s disease psychosis (PDP) may lower overall economic burden, according to data presented at the American Managed Care Pharmacy 27th Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego.
FDA approved an extended-release oral capsule formulation of carbidopa-levodopa (Rytary, Impax Pharmaceuticals, a division of Impax Laboratories, Inc.) for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, post-encephalitic parkinsonism, and parkinsonism that may follow carbon monoxide intoxication and / or manganese intoxication.