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Judge Allows Canadian Drunk Driver to Avoid Jail Time Citing Mirapex Side Effects

Judge Allows Canadian Drunk Driver to Avoid Jail Time Citing Mirapex Side Effects February 15, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Winnipeg, Canada A Canadian woman who claimed Mirapex side effects caused her to drive drunk and seriously injure a 29-year-old street cleaner recently avoided jail time, the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
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Tales of Mirapex Gambling Direct from the Gutter

Tales of Mirapex Gambling Direct from the Gutter January 21, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC The stories are heartbreaking—the pain flowing from the pens and keyboards of real people who have been stung by Mirapex gambling. Pramipexole is indicated for the treatment of restless leg syndrome (RLS) and Parkinson's. A diagnosis of Parkinson's is bad enough. However, the words of Mirapex patients who have left comments with askapatient.com are compelling.
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Man with Parkinson's Takes Generic Form of Mirapex, Remains Optimistic

Man with Parkinson's Takes Generic Form of Mirapex, Remains Optimistic December 1, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Fall River, MA A United Way director in Fall River, Massachusetts, takes a generic form of the drug Mirapex to treat his Parkinson's disease and remains optimistic, even calling himself fortunate, WickedLocal.com reports.
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"I Gambled Away My Life Savings, Courtesy of Mirapex"

"I Gambled Away My Life Savings, Courtesy of Mirapex" November 20, 2010. By Jane Mundy.
St. Paul, MN Not only did Mike Adrian gamble away his life savings, he was also "humiliated and degraded" after the media reported that "Maintenance Worker Admits to Stealing," and he is soon going to prison. If Mike had known about Mirapex and compulsive gambling, which is known to be a Mirapex side effect, perhaps his life wouldn't be in ruins.
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Mirapex Gambling Victim Waited Too Long to Act

Mirapex Gambling Victim Waited Too Long to Act November 14, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Houston, TX He may have shot himself in the foot by not initiating his Mirapex gambling lawsuit sooner than he did. However, even though Nabil Gazal was barred from pursuing his action due to the statute of limitations, there seems little doubt that the lifelong gambler's habit may have worsened due to the effects of Mirapex.
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In Debt Thanks to Mirapex, with Time Running Out

In Debt Thanks to Mirapex, with Time Running Out September 24, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, ILMirapex, a medication widely prescribed for Parkinson's, has become associated with compulsive gambling, a behavior that was was once described variously as a vice, a temptation, a human failing. But we now have a pretty good idea that certain meds can drive you to it, too.
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Shortage of Parkinson's Drug May Increase Use of Mirapex

Shortage of Parkinson's Drug May Increase Use of Mirapex August 20, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Whitehouse Station, NJ The deadline recently passed for pharmaceutical giant Merck to explain why it stopped manufacturing the Parkinson's disease drug Sinemet. The shortage of cheap generic alternatives like Sinemet may lead to an increase in demand for Boehringer Ingelheim's Parkinson's medication Mirapex, which has been linked to gambling addiction and other compulsive behavior, according to CBS's bnet.
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Class Action Lawsuit in Canada Alleging Mirapex Compulsion

Class Action Lawsuit in Canada Alleging Mirapex Compulsion July 31, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Clearwater, BC Mirapex, a dopamine agonist used for the treatment of Parkinson's and Restless Leg Syndrome, has been the subject of numerous Mirapex gambling lawsuits and settlements in the US. In Canada, a number of people are joining a class action lawsuit alleging that sudden and unusual compulsive behaviors are triggered by the drug, which is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd. but is also available in generic form as pramipexole.
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Mirapex - Two Victims - Same Horror Story

February 16, 2006. By Evelyn Pringle.
In mid-2001, Joe Neglia went on a cruise to Alaska and that trip marked the beginning of his downward spiral into hell. The ship had a gambling casino on board and according to Joe, he was "instantly and savagely hooked on the slots."
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Mirapex Ruins another Life

January 17, 2006. By Jane Mundy.
"Some of the things I did were unreal on Mirapex," says 65-year old Marliyn McKee, from Harrisburg, PA. "I played solitaire online so much that I got carpal tunnel syndrome--even through the pain I would play." But that was nothing compared to the repercussions from gambling that were later to follow, another side effect of Mirapex.
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