FDA OKs 1st Migraine Drug

By Associated Press – Re-Blogged From Newsmax Health

The FDA has approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraines. Aimovig is injected monthly just under the skin using a pen-like device and will cost $6,900 per year without insurance.

The Food and Drug Administration’s action clears the monthly shot for sale. Aimovig is the first in a new class of long-acting drugs for preventing migraines. Three other shots are expected to win approval by next year, and several pills for preventing migraines are being tested.

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