FDA approves first drug created to prevent chronic migraines

FDA approves first drug created to prevent chronic migraines

Migraine sufferers across the U.S. have their eyes on a newly approved drug that’s offering hope for reducing the frequency of monthly migraine attacks. On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Aimovig for the preventive treatment of migraines in adults with episodic or chronic migraines. Episodic migraine is when symptoms occur up to […]

Drug to prevent chronic migraines approved by FDA

Drug to prevent chronic migraines approved by FDA

by LINDA A. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer Aimovig, the first in a new class of long-acting drugs designed to prevent chronic migraines. (Amgen Inc. via AP) TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators Thursday approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraines. The Food and Drug Administration’s action clears the monthly shot Aimovig (AIM’-oh-vig) for […]

FDA Warns of Birth Defects from HIV Drug Dolutegravir

FDA Warns of Birth Defects from HIV Drug Dolutegravir

WASHINGTON — Serious neural tube defects may occur in infants born to mothers taking the HIV drug dolutegravir (Tivicay), a viral integrase strand inhibitor, the FDA said Friday. “Preliminary results from an ongoing observational study in Botswana found that women who received dolutegravir at the time of becoming pregnant or early in the first trimester […]

FDA approves migraine preventing drug

FDA approves migraine preventing drug

Aimovig works by blocking a genetic molecule involved in migraine attacks. The drug is expected to cost $575 a month. (Source: Norvatis/CNN) (CNN) – A new drug designed to fight chronic migraine attacks could be on the market within a week. The Food and Drug Administration approved Aimovig on Thursday. It’s designed to reduce the […]

FDA approves first drug to prevent migraines

FDA approves first drug to prevent migraines

The Food and Drug Administration approved on Thursday the first drug designed to prevent migraines. A once-monthly, self-injection, Aimovig is the first in a new class of long-acting drugs that is FDA-approved to specifically prevent migraines. It works by blocking the activity of a specific molecule, calcitonin gene-related peptide, that is involved in migraine attacks, […]

FDA approves first drug specifically designed to prevent migraine

FDA approves first drug specifically designed to prevent migraine

CLEVELAND – There’s good news for people who suffer from migraine headaches. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a first-of-its-kind drug designed to prevent migraines. Cleveland Clinic headache specialist Zubair Ahmed, MD said erenumab is the first medication developed for the sole purpose of preventing migraine headaches. “It’s significant because we’ve never had […]

CBS-Viacom Battle Comes to a Head; FDA Approves Novartis Migraine Drug –ICMYI

CBS-Viacom Battle Comes to a Head; FDA Approves Novartis Migraine Drug –ICMYI

The most interesting and perhaps confusing story on Wall Street doesn’t involve Disney (DIS)  or Tesla (TSLA)  or Apple (AAPL)  . It involves CBC (CBS)  and Viacom (VIAB)  , two companies with close ties and shared ownership, not to mention relatively stagnant businesses. After a heated week of litigation battles, CBS on Thursday proceeded with […]

FDA Approval of Biosimilar, Proposed Change in US Drug Prices, and 2018 ASCO Presscast

FDA Approval of Biosimilar, Proposed Change in US Drug Prices, and 2018 ASCO Presscast

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