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About Epilepsy and Parkinson's Disease

Epilepsy is a medical condition that produces seizures affecting a variety of mental and physical functions.  Almost three million people in the U.S. have some form of epilepsy with about 200,000 new cases of epilepsy diagnosed each year.(1)

Parkinson's disease is a chronic, progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes impairment in motor function, as well as many non-motor complications throughout the various stages of the disease.  As many as one million people in the United States suffer from Parkinson's disease, with 1 in 100 people over the age of 60 affected.(2)

About Upsher-Smith

Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., founded in 1919, is a rapidly growing, privately held pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures, and markets prescription and over-the-counter products.  Upsher-Smith's product portfolio focuses in the areas of women's health, dermatology, cardiology, and CNS diseases.  The company's growing CNS pipeline concentrates on diseases with significant unmet need, including epilepsy and Parkinson's disease.  To expand its CNS pipeline, Upsher-Smith seeks alliances and co-development programs, pursues licensing and acquisitions, and leverages the development of its core competency in formulation development.  For more information, visit www.upsher-smith.com.

(1) Epilepsy Foundation. Available at: http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/.  Accessed on November 10, 2010.

(2) The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Available at: http://www.michaeljfox.org/.  Accessed on November 10, 2010.


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