Aimovig® (erenumab) has received a positive opinion from the CHMP for migraine, steering the way towards a marketing authorization from the EMA.
Novartis and Amgen have announced that Aimovig® has been approved by the US FDA for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults.
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A preliminary study has revealed that a monoclonal antibody could prevent difficult-to-treat migraines in patients who have tried unsuccessfully to prevent them using other treatments.
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The latest study assessing the drug erenumab has demonstrated promising results for migraine sufferers who failed to respond to prior treatments.
A study at University Hospital Mannheim and Heidelberg University has indicated that migraine sufferers have significantly higher concentrations of sodium present in their cerebrospinal fluid than non-sufferers.
Data from a head-to-head, open-label study were presented at the 18th Congress of the International Headache Society in Vancouver (Canada, 7–10 September 2017).
Participants receiving the antibody treatment were also able to take less additional migraine medication compared with those in the placebo group.