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First Monoclonal Antibody Blocking CGRP Approved for Treatment of Migraine

Friday, May 18, 2018—The Food and Drug Administration today approved erenumab-aooe (Aimovig; Novartis, East Hanover, NJ) for prevention of migraine in adults. Erenumab is a monoclonal antibody tha…

OnabotulinumtoxinA for Migraine Has Long-Term Safety and Efficacy

Friday, May 04, 2018—A wealth of results showing the long-term safety and efficacy of onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox; Allergan, Dublin, Ireland) for treating patients with migraine were presented at th…

Noninvasive, Cost-Effective Neuromodulation Therapy for Migraine and Cluster Headache

Wednesday, May 02, 2018—At the recent American Academy of Neurology meeting in Los Angeles, CA, electroCore, a commercial-stage bioelectronic medicine company, presented data from the PRESTO study of…

Phase 3 Results for Ubrogepant for Treatment of Patients With Migraine

Sunday, April 22, 2018—At the American Academy of Neurology meeting in Los Angeles, CA, researchers Joel Trugman, Michell Finnegan, Richard Lipton and others presented results from a phase 3 study o…

Results from Phase 3 Trial of Erenumab for Migraine

Tuesday, April 17, 2018—Results were announced today from the phase 3b LIBERTY trial treating patients with migraine who have not had relief from 2 to 4 other treatment options with erenumab (provisi…

Ruling Out Secondary Headache

Jonathan H. Smith MD, FAHS

March/April 2018—A careful history and high degree of suspician are needed for accurate diagnosis.

Treating Pain in the Context of the Opioid Crisis

March/April 2018—An interview with pain specialist Paul Christo, MD, MBA.

The Benefits of Collaborative Care

Paul G. Matthew, MD, DNBPAS, FAAN, FAHS

March/April 2018— The National Academy of Medicine defines team-based care as any provision of health care by 2 or more medical professionals, who work collaboratively across settings, to a…


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