Global Parkinson's Disease Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis and Teva

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Dublin, July 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global Parkinson's Disease Market 2014-2018" report to their offering.

Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by damage of dopaminergic neurons located in various parts of brain including the substantia nigra. This lowers the concentration of dopamine in the striatum. A decrease in dopamine levels by 80 percent leads to the development of symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease such as tremor, bradykinesia, and muscular rigidity. It is usually diagnosed in the population aged 60 and over; however, earlier incidences have been reported.

Based on the severity, it can be categorized into early stage, mid stage and late (or advanced) stage. Currently, the approved therapies provide only symptomatic relief. Levodopa is the standard drug for the treatment of Parkinson's disease; however, it is associated with the incidence of dyskinesias. Alternative surgical procedures such as bilateral globus pallidus interna stimulation and bilateral subthalamic nucleus stimulation can be used in Parkinson's disease patients under certain circumstances.

Key Topics Covered:

01. Executive Summary

02. List of Abbreviations

03. Scope of the Report

04. Market Research Methodology

05. Introduction

06. Market Landscape

07. Market Segmentation by MOA

08. Geographical Segmentation

09. Buying Criteria

10. Market Growth Drivers

11. Drivers and their Impact

12. Market Challenges

13. Impact of Drivers and Challenges

14. Market Trends

15. Trends and their Impact

16. Vendor Landscape

17. Key Late-Stage Pipeline Candidates

18. Other Prominent Vendors

19. Key Vendor Analysis

20. Other Reports in this Series

Companies Mentioned:

  • Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc
  • Novartis AG
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
  • Abbvie Inc.
  • Akorn Inc.
  • Astellas Pharma Inc.
  • Desitin Arzneimittel GmbH
  • Endo International plc
  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
  • H. Lundbeck A/S
  • Kyowa Hakko Kirin
  • Merck & Co. Inc.
  • Orion Corp.
  • STADA Arzneimittel AG
  • UCB Inc.
  • US WorldMeds LLC
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.

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