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Researchers Say Parkinson’s Drug Needs Longer-Term “Home”

In patients with Parkinson’s disease and similar conditions, L-Dopa may be the most effective drug to address dopamine deficiencies. However, L-Dopa loses this effectiveness over time. A team of researchers posit that continued neuron death leaves the dopamine created by L-Dopa with fewer receptors to which it can bind. These researchers are working to understand the problem, and ultimately, keep L-Dopa working longer.