Emerging analgesic drugs for Parkinson's disease.

  title={Emerging analgesic drugs for Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Santiago Perez-Lloret and Mar{\'i}a Ver{\'o}nica Rey and Estelle Dellapina and Jean Pellaprat and Christine Brefel-Courbon and Olivier Rascol},
  journal={Expert opinion on emerging drugs},
  volume={17 2},
INTRODUCTION Pain affects between 40 and 85% of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. It is a frequently disabling and overlooked feature, which can significantly reduce health-related quality of life. Unfortunately, there are no universally recommended treatments for this condition. AREAS COVERED Evidence about the efficacy and safety of available analgesic treatments is summarized in this review. Potential targets for upcoming therapies are then discussed in light of what is currently known… CONTINUE READING
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