March 14, 2014
A new treatment, in the form of a skin patch, may be on the horizon for patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease.
A study of 277 people in Canada and the U.S. found that patients wearing the patch showed significant easing of their symptoms after six months of treatment. Those wearing a placebo saw their symptoms get worse.
The patch delivers a drug through the skin that acts like a certain brain chemical deficient in people with the disease.
It's expected to receive approval from the FDA early this year.