April 23, 2014

Promising Results

1 New Migraine Treatments on the Horizon

Two new migraine treatment drugs show promise in reducing the frequency, number and severity of attacks, according to studies presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s recent annual meeting. Both drugs, which are genetically engineered antibodies usually used in cancer treatments, were tested for safety and efficacy in small scale studies of 163 and 217 patients respectively, all of whom suffer from chronic migraines. Both drugs, which are administered by injection, delivered significant decreases in the number and severity of migraine headaches in chronic sufferers. The drugs still need to be tested in large scale clinical trials before receiving FDA approval. Researchers estimate that it will be at least three years before the drugs are available to patients.

More at CNN.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Gene That Clears Glutamate Linked to Migraines

Tags: American Academy of Neurology, Headaches, Migraines, Chronic Migraine Headaches

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