Pimavanserin (Nuplazid™)has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease psychosis. The drug’s manufacturer, Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc., announced the approval on April 29. Pimavanserin is the first drug indicated specifically to treat symptoms of psychosis in Parkinson’s.
Parkinson's Disease Research & Education Institute
Destiny Medical Fund
Supports ongoing medical projects at 20 hospitals and clinics throughout the Philippines. The Destiny Medical Fund distributes medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and clinics that treat Parkinson's and other degenerative diseases. The regions served are some of the over twenty targeted areas of the World Health Organization to combat various degenerative diseases such as tuberculosis, diabetes, heart disease, parkinson's and various forms of cancer. Some diseases are spreading at epidemic rates. The lack of properly equipped medical facilities and medical supplies further contributes to the ongoing challenge of saving lives - especially the children, elderly, handicapped and those diagnosed terminal. www.destinymedicalfund.org
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research is committed to eliminating challenges to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease. We identify needed research tools with the potential to bolster efforts throughout the field and work with appropriate partners to engineer these tools at a high level of quality. Once we have developed them, we create (or leverage existing) practical distribution channels that remove hurdles to their widespread use by academic and industry researchers.
Alianza de Nutricion y Salud (ADNYS)
Alianza de Nutricion Y Salud, Located in Mexicali B.C. Mexico is a Christian Ministry led by brother Israel Rubio and his wife Angie, that focuses it's time and effort to helping the least fortunate in their fight against Parkinson's through awareness, education and nutrition. ADNYS and Parkinson's Disease Research and Education Institute have partnered together to provide for families. Our outreaches hand out nutritious food, Parkinson's awareness and education material on nutrition to hundreds of families every week.
Oasis of Hope Research Hospital
Oasis of Hope has researched various different integrative Parkinson’s treatments in the last 30 years. The Hospital offers supports to patients based on a “Total Care” approach. Developed by Dr. Contreras Sr., this method of treatment is designed to combat Parkinson’s disease and other degenerative diseases, while at the same time improving the quality of life of the patient. The approach recognizes that a whole person has physical, mental, and spiritual needs. Nutrition, spiritual, psychological counseling, and an education program support the integrated medical treatment. www.oasisofhope.com