New Drugs Show Promise as First to Prevent Migraine
FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A host of new drugs that appear to prevent migraine headaches are in the final stages of testing and approval in the United States.
“What’s really exciting about this is that until this development, we have not had a migraine-specific preventive at all,” said Dr. Peter Goadsby, a professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco.
These are the first drugs to prevent migraine made specifically for migraine patients, said Goadsby. He led a research trial, with findings scheduled for presentation Saturday at an American Headache Society meeting, in Boston.