New Hope for Migraine Treatment

Several years ago a chemical called “CGRP” was identified as a target for treatment in migraine headaches.  CGRP (Calcitonin Gene Related Peptide) was found to induce migraine when injected into migraine patients despite the fact that it does not enter the brain. When the chemical is injected into non-migraine patients, migraine does not occur.  Over the past few years there have been several attempts at developing CGRP antagonists (chemicals that block the effect of CGRP).  These have all been found very effective in the treatment of migraine but they have…

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