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Tuesday, August 01, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, Pain & Headache

Non-Invasive Neuromodulation Device for Chronic Intractable Pain Cleared by FDA

The FDA has cleared the Stimpod NMS460 (Xavant Technology), a non-invasive neuromodulation device for the symptomatic relief and management of chronic intractable pain. When applied to the affected ar…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Pain & Headache, Phase 3/4 Trials, Research and Publications

AHS 2017: Amgen’s CGRP Inhibitor Reduces Migraine Days

New Phase 2 data show that Amgen’s investigational investigational CGRP inhibitor erenumab is effective at preventing migraine in patients experiencing 15 or more migraine days per month. In a s…

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Thursday, June 08, 2017 | Pain & Headache, Phase 3/4 Trials, Research and Publications

AHS 2017 Meeting: Prochlorperazine More Effective than Hydromorphone for Acute Migraine

A new comparative study presented at the American Headache Society Annual Meeting in Boston shows that that, in patients who visit the emergency department for acute migraine treatment, prochorperazin…

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Thursday, June 08, 2017 | Pain & Headache, Phase 3/4 Trials, Research and Publications

AHS 2017 Meeting: Non-Invasive Medical Devices Show Promise for Severe Headaches

Results from studies presented at the American Headache Society Annual Meeting in Boston suggest that non-invasive medical devices offer effective interventions for individuals with migraine. …

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Thursday, June 01, 2017 | Pain & Headache, Phase 3/4 Trials, Research and Publications

Teva’s Fremanezumab Reduces Monthly Headache Days in Phase 3 Chronic Migraine Study

    Results from the Phase 3 HALO study suggest that fremanezumab (Teva Pharmaceuticals) reduces the number of monthly headache days in patients with chronic migraine. Fremanezumab is …

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Friday, May 19, 2017 | Pain & Headache, Research and Publications

Migraine Prevalence Higher in Collegiate Athletes, New Study Finds

New findings suggest that collegiate athletes have an increased prevalence of migraines, with female athletes being particularly affected. In a retrospective cross-section survey, researchers evaluate…

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Friday, May 12, 2017 | Pain & Headache, Phase 3/4 Trials, Research and Publications

Lilly’s Investigational Monoclonal Antibody for Migraine Scores Positive Phase 3 Results

New Phase 3 data suggest that Eli Lilly’s investigational monoclonal antibody galcanezumab may significantly reduce the number of monthly migraine headache days. In the EVOLVE-1 study, pati…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, Pain & Headache

FDA Releases Non-Invasive VNS Therapy for Pain Associated with Episodic Cluster Headache

The FDA has released the use of gammaCore, a non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator for the acute treatment of pain associated with episodic cluster headache in adult patients. gammaCore transmits a mild…

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, Pain & Headache

FDA Approves Expanded Indication For Qudexy XR Extended Release Capsules

The FDA has approved two supplemental indications for Qudexy XR (topiramate, Upsher-Smith) Extended Release Capsules for use as prophylaxis of migraine headache in adults and adolescents 12 years of a…

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Friday, March 24, 2017 | Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders, Pain & Headache, Research and Publications

Review Identifies Antidepressants and AEDs Effective for Nerve Pain

A federal health agency has found certain antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs are among medications that effectively treat diabetic nerve pain. In findings published in the journal Neurology, resea…

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 | Pain & Headache, Research and Publications

Lower Vitamin D Levels in Men Linked to Increased Frequency of Headache

Low levels of vitamin D was associated with markedly higher risk of frequent headache in men, according to new findings published in Scientific Reports (Article number: 39697, 2017). Investi…

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | Acquisitions and Mergers, Pain & Headache, Personnel/Company News

Lilly to Acquire Migraine Drug Maker CoLucid

Eli Lilly and Co. is set to acquire CoLucid Pharmaceuticals for $960 million. CoLucid is currently developing lasmiditan, a migraine medicine that could help patients with cardiovascular disease.…

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Thursday, November 17, 2016 | Pain & Headache, Phase 3/4 Trials, Phase 3/4 Trials, Research and Publications

Investigational Biologic for the Treatment of Migraine Shows Promise in Phase 3 Data

New Phase 3 trial results suggest that Amgen’s investigational biologic agent erenumab may be effective at reducing migraines. Erenumab was specifically designed to prevent migraine by bloc…

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | FDA Approval/Clearance, Pain & Headache

New MRI Labeling Approved for St. Jude Medical’s SCS System

The FDA has approved new labeling for full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for St. Jude Medical’s Proclaim Elite Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) System. The new labeling ensures patients in …

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Monday, October 24, 2016 | Pain & Headache, Research and Publications

Oral Bacteria Linked to Migraine

Oral bacteria that convert nitrates into nitric oxide in the blood may be the key to understanding the cause of migraines, according to newly published findings. In a study published in mSystems from …

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