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FDA Approves Once-Daily MIRAPEX ER for the Treatment of Early Parkinson's Disease
Date:2/22/2010

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Mirapex ER® (pramipexole dihydrochloride) extended-release tablets, a new once-daily treatment option for the signs and symptoms of early idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). MIRAPEX ER is not indicated in advanced PD. Parkinson's disease is a chronic, slowly progressive and potentially debilitating neurological condition affecting nearly one million people in the U.S., with one person newly diagnosed every nine minutes.

"MIRAPEX ER for early Parkinson's disease is a positive development in the treatment of this disease. This new, once-daily treatment has a more convenient dosing schedule, offering greater flexibility as someone with early Parkinson's disease plans his or her day," said Robert Hauser, M.D., professor of Neurology, and director, Parkinson's Disease & Movement
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