New Clues to Easing Side Effects From Parkinson’s Drug

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Levodopa is a widely used drug to treat stiffness, tremors and poor muscle control caused by Parkinson’s disease. However, the drug can also trigger uncontrolled movement — dyskinesia — which can significantly reduce a patient’s quality of life, according to researchers at Northwestern University School of Medicine. Via U.S. News & World Report. Posted November 18, 2015.

–Alanna McCatty


Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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