New Parkinson's Drug Tested

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Azilect is designed to block the breakdown of a chemical that contributes to problems with movement and coordination. In May the drug gained FDA approval for Teva Neuroscience in Kansas City, a subsidiary of Israeli drug company Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. Clinical trials showed that Azilect helped block the breakdown of dopamine, an important chemical for the cellular signaling that controls muscle movement. While it is not intended to replace other drugs, company officials hope it can simplify the regiment.

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