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Cluster Headache: History, Mechanisms, and Most Importantly, Treatment Options

Mark J. Burish, MD, PhD

May 2017—The first clear descriptions of cluster headache came from 17th and 18th century Europe, with the first in-depth account from the Dutch physician Nicolas Tulp in 1641, and the…

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

Friday, May 12, 2017—New Phase 3 data suggest that Eli Lilly’s investigational monoclonal antibody galcanezumab may significantly reduce the number of monthly migraine headache days. In…

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2017—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. g…

Small Fiber Neuropathy in Sjogren’s Syndrome: A Review

Anna Chang, BS, Kevin Lazo, DO, Michael Malekan, DO, and Steven Mandel, MD

April 2017—A lack of uniform diagnostic criteria for small fiber neuropathy and Sjogren’s syndrome presents several challenges for treatment.

FDA Approves Expanded Indication For Qudexy XR Extended Release Capsules

Thursday, March 30, 2017—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 …

Review Identifies Antidepressants and AEDs Effective for Nerve Pain

Friday, March 24, 2017—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…

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

Thursday, January 19, 2017—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:&n…

Lilly to Acquire Migraine Drug Maker CoLucid

Wednesday, January 18, 2017—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 wit…


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