New medication, Istradefylline, gets approved for Parkinson’s disease

New medication, Istradefylline, gets approved for Parkinson’s disease On August 27, 2019, pharmaceutical company Kyowa Kirin received FDA approval for Istradefylline, a new medication for Parkinson’s disease (PD) to be used as an add-on treatment to carbidopa/levodopa for those experiencing OFF episodes. (For more information on OFF periods in PD, please see this recent APDA […]

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$52 billion per year is spent on PD-related expenses, according to results of the Economic Burden of Parkinson’s Disease Study

$52 billion per year is spent on PD-related expenses, according to results of the Economic Burden of Parkinson’s Disease Study In October 2018, APDA asked our constituents to consider participating in a new study called The Economic Burden of Parkinson’s Disease (PD), with the goal of estimating the economic burden of PD in the United […]

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FDA Approves Inbrija™ (levodopa inhalation powder) Parkinson’s disease

FDA Approves Inbrija™ (levodopa inhalation powder) December 22, 2018 Acorda Therapeutics announced the FDA approval of INBRIJA™ (levodopa inhalation powder) for the treatment of OFF periods in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) taking carbidopa/levodopa. INBRIJA™ is expected to be available by prescription in the first quarter of 2019, to be distributed through a network of specialty […]

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FDA Approves Focused Ultrasound for Tremor-predominant Parkinson’s disease

FDA approves focused ultrasound for tremor-predominant Parkinson’s disease December 19, 2018 Tremor-predominant Parkinson’s disease (PD) joins Essential tremor (ET) as an FDA-approved indication for the use of Focused ultrasound. Focused ultrasound is a technology in which beams of ultrasound waves are focused on a designated target thereby concentrating enough energy to create a small lesion. […]

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