Rasagiline and Parkinson's disease

November 2009
Travel Medicine Advisor;Nov2009 Supplement, p2
The article focuses on a study regarding the role of rasagiline in the progress of Parkinson's disease. It notes that 1176 patients with untreated Parkinson's were randomized to rasagiline 1 mg or 2 mg per day for 72 weeks or placebo for 36 weeks followed by rasagiline for 36 weeks. Results show that patients who started with rasagiline have slower rate of worsening between weeks 12 and 36, less worsening of the score between baseline and week 72 and non-inferiority between weeks 48 and 72.


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