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

Disorders Center at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. "In general, patients often prefer once-daily dosing to a more frequent regimen because of convenience."

Findings from clinical studies show MIRAPEX ER to be superior to placebo and with benefits comparable to the currently available immediate-release MIRAPEX in early Parkinson's disease. More than twelve years of real-world experience supports the use of pramipexole in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

"We are committed to providing effective treatment options that may help ease the burden of Parkinson's disease, and the MIRAPEX ER approval is very exciting," said Albert Ros, executive vice president, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. "The Parkinson's community now has an important new treatment option with benefits similar to the currently available immediate-release formulation."

Clinical Trials

The FDA approval was supported by clinical pharmacokinetic data, and by a single randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled multicenter clinical trial. A second study evaluated an overni
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