Parkinson's sufferers in the UK offered new treatment but who will pay the costs?
This article was originally published in Clinica
An electronic implant for treating patients with Parkinson's disease was launched in the UK last week. The Activa device uses tiny electric shocks to block brain signals that cause the disease's characteristic symptoms including tremors, rigidity and unstable posture. It can also treat the disabling side effects of widely-used drug treatments.