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A major, national drug study is about to get underway in 42 sites across North America to test the effectiveness of a variety of compounds in slowing the progression of Parkinsonís disease.

Sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at NIH, under the direction of Karl Keiburtz, M.D. of the University of Rochester Medical Center (NY), the study will include recruiting up to 3,000 untreated PWPs across the US and Canada to test up to 60 potential agentsósome already in use for the treatment of Parkinsonís disease as well as those still in a testing phase.

To learn more of this five-year study, please contact the PDF office at to request a copy of the Winter 2001-2002 PDF News.

Source Date: Feb 12 2002