Linking Mirapex with gambling?
“A Mayo Clinic study published Monday in July’s Archives of Neurology
describes 11 other Parkinson’s patients who developed the unusual
problem while taking Mirapex or similar drugs between 2002 and 2004.
Doctors have since identified 14 additional Mayo patients with the
problem, said lead author Dr. M. Leann Dodd, a Mayo psychiatrist.”
That doesn’t sound like robust data to me. However, that doesn’t stop the legal eagles from pouncing: “California attorney Daniel Kodam, who filed the lawsuit last year, said he’s spoken with more than 200 Mirapex patients who developed compulsive behaviors, including excessive gambling, sex and shopping. He is seeking to have the complaint certified as a nationwide class-action lawsuit. A similar suit has been filed in Canada, Kodam said.”