New Drugs May Offer Hope to Parkinson's Patients

Results are preliminary, but treatment could improve for millions with the disease, researcher says

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Drugs are already available to treat the problem, and compression stockings are also often recommended. Even so, "having another drug in that arena is going to help a lot of people," he said.

The effects of the other two treatments are more modest, said Okun, who is also a neurology professor. Additional studies will help determine how noteworthy the effects are in real life, he said.

Findings presented at medical meetings should be considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed medical journal.

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