According to a study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Very large variations in Parkinson’s disease indicator severity and functional status were seen between blacks and whites, between high and low income groups and between organizations with higher and lesser educational attainment,’ says Lisa Shulman, M.D., lead author and professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medication. ‘Later on, we will need to see if better understanding and correction of these disparities could improve outcomes for these patients,’ adds Dr. Shulman, who’s also co-director of the Maryland Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center.‘Piramal’s proven business model in India and experienced regional leadership team, combined with the global sources of Abbott, allows us to build upon Piramal’s commitment to quality and provider,’ said Michael J. Warmuth, senior vice president, Established Items, Pharmaceutical Items Group, Abbott. Abbott right now employs approximately 10,000 people across all of its businesses in India. Abbott, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, bought the possessions of Piramal’s Healthcare Solutions business for a $2.2 billion up-front payment with additional obligations of $400 million annually for the next four years, from 2011. This transaction won’t impact Abbott’s ongoing revenue per share guidance in 2010 2010. About Abbott Abbott is a worldwide, broad-based health care company specialized in the discovery, development, produce and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical items, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics.