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Parkinson’s Drug Pump Shows Promise (Video)


Parkinson's Gel PumpLevodopa is considered the most effective drug to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The chronic, progressive neurological disease causes a person to lose control of body movements, resulting in tremors, muscle stiffness, loss of balance and a host of other problems.

So far in the United States levodopa has only been available in pill form. But a new Cleveland Clinic study finds that using a pump to administer a gel form of levodopa directly into the small intestine is much more effective.


Watch the video.