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Istradefylline (Nourianz) for Parkinson's Disease
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The FDA has approved istradefylline (Nourianz — Kyowa Kirin), an oral adenosine A2A receptor antagonist, for use as an adjunct to carbidopa/levodopa in adults with Parkinson's disease (PD) who experience "off" episodes. Istradefylline is the first adenosine A2A receptor antagonist to be approved in the US; it has been available in Japan since 2013. ... more
     
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