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    • #14426
      Forum Moderator
      Keymaster

      Felodipine, an approved blood pressure medication, was able to induce clearance of toxic protein aggregates in a mouse model of Parkinson’s, a study says. Read more about Felodipine here.

      What do you think about this news?

    • #14454
      George Kapetanakis
      Participant

      That’s great news. I am surprised that people are not all over this.

      • #14477
        George Kapetanakis
        Participant

        Plendil is a Calcium Blocker. M J Fox site just announced that a 3 year old phase 3 study of another Calcium Blocker called Isradipine was called off because it was not showing any results. Does that mean that Plendil is now out? Who knows. Hopefully we’ll find out soon.

    • #14460
      Lou Hevly
      Participant

      Interesting. So a cooperative doctor could prescribe Plendil for us tomorrow, then we could see if it worked. Since it has been approved as safe, we would just have to check the contraindications and drug interactions, and if these were negative, what would we have to lose?

      Is there a cooperativedoctors.org out there?

      • #14465
        Jean Mellano
        Keymaster

        I often wonder if there is not enough money to be made for a cure or treatment, would it be something made available to those who suffer?

    • #14469
      George Kapetanakis
      Participant

      And now it’s another treatment with Intranasal Insulin for PD.

      • #14470
        Jean Mellano
        Keymaster

        Hi George, I am not sure I understand your last comment. COuld you please clarify?

    • #14471
      George Kapetanakis
      Participant

      Yes of course. It was on today’s news from this site. Treatment with Intranasal Insulin May Improve Verbal Fluency and Motor Function, Early Study Shows

      • #14472
        Jean Mellano
        Keymaster

        Thank you George for clarifying… SO much to read, so little ime…:-)

    • #14474
      George Kapetanakis
      Participant

      No problem Jean. Take care.

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