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New therapeutic principle for dyskinesia shows clinical effect

Involuntary dyskinetic movements induced by treatment with levodopa (L-dopa) are a common problem for people with Parkinson’s disease. Science Today reports that researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Lund University in Sweden seem to be close to a novel therapy for this distressing side effect. A treatment study published in the scientific periodical Brain shows that…

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Medication Workshop

A very successful and well-attended medication workshop was held on Wednesday 22 February 2012. Discussions were led by Alison Stewart, Senior Parkinson’s Nurse at the Royal Victoria Hospital, and Alison Thomson, Senior Clinical Pharmacist in the Department of Neurosciences at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh. You can download a pdf of Alison Stewart’s talk. You…

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