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Once-Daily MIRAPEX ER Now Approved by FDA for Both Early and Advanced Parkinson's Disease
Date:3/23/2010

Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects nearly one million people in the U.S. It is the second most common chronic neurological disorder in older adults after Alzheimer's. Every nine minutes someone is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Symptoms include tremor, muscle rigidity, slowed motion, shuffling gait, and a loss of facial expression. The symptoms vary from individual to individual, but become more severe over time. Although promising research is being conducted, there is currently no cure for Parkinson's disease.

About Mirapex® (pramipexole dihydrochloride) tablets and Mirapex ER® (pramipexole dihydrochloride) extended-release tablets

MIRAPEX is indicated in the U.S. for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of idiopathic Parkinson's disease in a three times daily immediate-release formulation. MIRAPEX ER is now approved in a once-daily, extended-release formulation to treat the signs and symptoms of idiopathic Parkinson's disease, which includes early and advanced PD. MIRAPEX is supported by more than twelve years of real-world experience in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, with more than 16 million prescriptions written in the U.S. since its launch in 1997.

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