Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease each year. The combined direct and indirect cost of Parkinson’s, including treatment, social security payments and lost income, is estimated to be nearly $25 billion per year in the United States alone.
Medications alone cost an average of $2,500 a year.
Because there is no cure, at present, for Parkinson’s Disease, the most common treatment is directed at managing or improving symptoms. That being the case there are more than enough studies being conducted and theories being tested on best methods and new modalities for the science and medicine behind the disease.
If you’re interested in the top articles in the on-going dialogue that is Parkinson’s Disease, Parkinson’s News Today has a great list of top reads from 2018.
The list includes clinical phase trials, possible vaccines, research, and related symptoms.
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