Mirapex Lawyer: Jones Ward PLC Files Lawsuits Alleging RLS & Parkinson's Drug Causes Compulsive Gambling & Other Complusive Behavior
October 4, 2010, by JONES WARD PLC
Jones Ward PLC's lawyers have filed numerous Mirapex lawsuits, perhaps more than any other firm in the country. The federal lawsuits allege that the popular drug Mirapex, prescribed primarily to treat the symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and Parkinson's Disease, can cause compulsive gambling, hypersexuality and other compulsive disorders. Indeed, we represent clients who have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars due to uncontrolled gambling.
A series of scientific studies published in prominent medical journals, such as Neurology, and conducted by highly-regarded medical research institutions, such as the Mayo Clinic, show that dopamine agonists -- the class of drugs to which Mirapex belongs -- can cause compulsive gambling and other compulsive behavior in people who have never had a problem with gambling or compulsive behavior.
In most cases studied, the desire to gamble or other compulsion ends immediately upon discontinuing Mirapex. For example, according to a 2008 study of more than 3,000 Parkinson's patients, those on dopamine agonists like Mirapex are nearly three times more likely to have at least one impulse-control disorder, including gambling addiction, compared to those receiving other treatments. Mirapex contains a chemical that attaches to the dopamine receptors in the brain linked to pleasure and reward-seeking behavior.
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