Today, The Michael J. Fox Foundation launches its new video series "The Parkinson's Minute", featuring Patient Council member and public broadcasting producer Dave Iverson. In this first edition, Iverson reports that Americans with advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD) who struggle with complications from levodopa therapy may soon have another treatment option: a novel gel formulation of levodopa-carbidopa that is delivered into the body by way of a pump.
To learn more about the pump system, read the Foundation's blog. To find out more about other novel approaches to improving levodopa delivery and limiting "off" periods, listen to this podcast with Foundation CEO Todd Sherer, PhD.