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Long-Term Safety and Tolerability of Rimegepant for Treatment of Migraine

Thursday, December 13, 2018—Initial results from an ongoing, open-label safety study of the oral calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonist, rimegepant, show that the drug may be effectiv…

Positive Results in Phase 3 Trial of Rimegepant for Oral Acute Treatment of Migraine

Wednesday, December 05, 2018—Results from a phase 3 clinical trial show that treatment with rimegepant (Zydis; Biohaven, New Haven, CT) provided significantly more relief from pain and most bothersome sym…

Dystonia and Spasticity Patients May Become Immune to Toxin Treatment

Tuesday, December 04, 2018—People with dystonia or spasticity can get relief from botulinum toxin type A, but a new study published online in Neurology shows that 15% of people treated with th…

Biases in Dementia Screening Tools

Wednesday, November 28, 2018—Brief cognitive tests are useful screening tools for dementia in the primary care setting; however, a study published in the journal Neurology Clinical Practice show…

First Patient Enrolled in Study of Oral CGRP Receptor Antagonist for Migraine

Tuesday, November 20, 2018—The first patient is enrolled in a phase 3 trial for the oral calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonist rimegepant (Biohaven; New Haven, CT). The trial will a…

New Drug Application for Migraine Headache Therapy Lasmitidan

Monday, November 19, 2018—A New Drug Application (NDA) for lasmiditan (Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN) has been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Lasmitidan is an investigat…

Migraines that Affect Vision May Increase Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Thursday, November 15, 2018—People who experience migraine with visual aura may have an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib), according to a study published in Neurology.  Participan…

Study Confirms Benefits of Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy

Wednesday, November 14, 2018—A prospective, multi-center clinical study of 42 patients with brain lesions that recurred after stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for metastatic brain tumors showed p…

 
 

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