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Will New Drugs For Motor Symptoms Of Parkinson's Disease Deliver?

Executive Summary

Because of the severity of the disease and the unmet medical need, competition to develop more effective treatments for motor complications of Parkinson's disease is fierce. Biopharma companies are employing a variety of strategies including reformulating approved drugs via new delivery systems and developing first-in-class therapies, which although riskier scientifically may command higher prices and greater acceptance from payors.

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