Potential 2×1 drug for Parkinson’s and Diabetes

Wouldn’t it be awesome to just take one pill and kill two birds with one stone? Credit: J. Troha

There are plenty of examples of drugs that have been repurposed in recent years. For instance, thalidomide, the initially prescribed medication for headache in pregnant women which led to countless numbers of babies born with body malformations during the 50s and 60s, now this drug is used for treating certain types of cancer, such as myelomas. Another example would be the cardiovascular protection provided by the all common aspirin, a pain medication with “good” side effects.

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