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The Dark Side (W5)

Catalogue Number:  CTV470
Producer:  CTV
Subject:  Health and Medicine
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2010
Running Time:  20
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Constant cramping, unwanted tremors, excruciating pain, and slurred speech: these are the unbearable symptoms many of those living with Parkinson's disease endure, a debilitating disorder of the brain that affects approximately 100, 000 Canadians. A drug named Mirapex helps reduce the tremors and pain associated with Parkinson's disease. But, it also has a dark side.

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