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FDA Approves Nourianz (istradefylline) as an Add-On Drug to Treat Off Episodes in Adults with Parkinson’s Disease

FDA Approves Nourianz (istradefylline) as an Add-On Drug to Treat Off Episodes in Adults with Parkinson’s Disease Print this page TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– August 28, 2019 — Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd., (Kyowa Kirin, TYO: 4151) announces today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for Nourianz (istradefylline) for use as adjunctive treatment… Read More »

Parkinson’s patients with low vitamin D more likely to fall

Optimizing vitamin D levels may be a simple way to reduce some Parkinson’s disease symptoms, including falls, sleep problems, depression and anxiety, according to a study that compared 182 patients with Parkinson’s and 185 healthy people without the disease.1 It’s previously been shown that vitamin D deficiency is common in people with Parkinson’s disease, and… Read More »

Select batches of Parkinson’s and epilepsy medicines recalled

Certain batches of three medicines for Parkinson’s, epilepsy and blood clots are being recalled in the UK, and patients are being asked to arrange a new prescription via their GP. The affected prescription-only medicines are Neupro, Vimpat and Clexane with a B & S Healthcare label, the UK’s medicine regulator said. The drugs may not… Read More »