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Federal Food & Drug Administration Neupro Parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s patch approved

9 May, 2007

The FDA approves┬áNeupro, the first skin patch designed to treat symptoms of early Parkinson’s disease.┬áNeupro patches, which are changed daily, deliver a drug called rotigotine through the skin. Rotigotine is a member of a class of drugs called dopamine agonists, which mimic dopamine’s effects.