Parkinson's Drug Improves Condition of Patients with Brain Injuries

Thursday, March 01, 2012

According to new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, daily doses of a drug commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease has shown to improve function in people with brain injuries. The large-scale study showed that the drug, amantadine, can make a measurable difference for patients suffering from traumatic brain injuries. Doctors have experimented with drugs like amantadine to treat such patients, but this is the first time a study proved its effectiveness.

Benedict Carey is a science writer for The New York Times.

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