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Archive for June, 2015:

June 26th, 2015

New Drug Promises Relief from Tinnitus, Epilepsy

New Drug Promises Relief from Tinnitus, Epilepsy Published on June 24, 2015 Drug stops overactive electrical signals Neurophysiologists at the University of Connecticut (UConn) have discovered a new drug that may prevent tinnitus and treat epilepsy by selectively affecting potassium channels in the brain.  According to an article in the ...


June 24th, 2015

Inhaled Levodopa Improves Motor Function in Parkinson’s

Inhaled Levodopa Improves Motor Function in Parkinson's     GREAT NEWS! June 22, 2015 Inhaled Levodopa Improves Motor Function in Parkinson'sInhaled Levodopa Improves Motor Function in Parkinson's SAN DIEGO — Inhaled levodopa (CVT-301) can reduce the amount of “off” time per day for patients with Parkinson's disease on an oral ...


June 17th, 2015

Some Heartburn Drugs May Boost Risk of Heart Attack, Study Finds

Some Heartburn Drugs May Boost Risk of Heart Attack, Study Finds.... June 10, 2015 For years I have complained that FDA allowing the PPI (proton pump inhibitors [Prilosec, Nexium, Protonix, etc} was a mistake and here is more proof that this action has probably killed many of our close friend ...


June 15th, 2015

Levodopa Better First Parkinson’s Drug than MAO Inhibitors or Dopamine Agonists

Levodopa Better First Parkinson's Drug than MAO Inhibitors or Dopamine Agonists AS I SEE IT:  For years I have preached that Dopamine Agonists (apomorphine>Apokyn<, pramipexole>Mirapex<, ropinirole>Requip<, rotigotine>Neupro<  ) are truly contraindicated in older adults.  Used to treat Parkinson's Disease and Restless Leg Syndrome in almost every case the psychotic symptoms are awful and ...


June 1st, 2015

What Metformin Does to Wildlife

What Metformin Does to Wildlife Here is an article that just shows how innocent an effort to improve patient health and well being can tip the scales on the other end of the balance.  Although there are many issues that play into prescribing the use of Metformin for type 2 ...