Product News and Recalls

Anti-Parkinson’s Drug Leads to Compulsive Behavior

FEBRUARY 17, 2009 – Requip, a drug designed to treat Parkinson’s Disease and also sold as a treatment for Restless Leg Syndrome, has been linked to compulsive behaviors, including gambling. This is similar to the effects of the drug Mirapex, another dopamine agonist for treating Parkinson’s. As early as 2003, these drugs were known to cause pathological gambling and other compulsive behavior.