Who dropped the ball on L-DOPA? A patient's lament.

  title={Who dropped the ball on L-DOPA? A patient's lament.},
  author={Jon Palfreman},
  journal={Journal of Parkinson's disease},
  volume={4 3},
  • J. Palfreman
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Parkinson's disease
How’s the war on Parkinson’s disease going? That depends on whether you’re a researcher, clinician, or patient. Researchers can claim that they are making spectacular progress in understanding the disease. Clinicians can argue that they manage the symptoms better than at any time in history. If you’re a patient like me, however, then the honest truth is that the war isn’t going very well. The Holy Grail of biomedical research is an intervention that slows, stops, or reverses a disease—a so…