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Notes from AAN 2010: Part II

From James Beck Ph.D., Director of Research Programs As promised on Friday, here’s an additional update from last month’s American Academy of Neurology (AAN) annual meeting.In addition to the study mentioned above, another interesting one – presented by Nasim R. Khadem and Melissa J. Nirenberg, M.D., Ph.D. – investigated the rates of pharmacy errors in Parkinson’s medications. In this small, prospective study of 73 individuals, the investigators found that about ten percent of people with Parkinson’s had the incorrect Parkinson’s medication dispensed to them during a one-year period. Dr. Nirenberg alluded to this problem in her recent PD ExpertBriefing (and… read more Read More