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While Some New Agents Will Achieve Strong Sales, the Migraine Drug Market Will Decline $1.3 Billion by 2018 as Generic Erosion Takes Toll on Top-Selling Brands

... offset losses to generic competitors, the migraine drug market will decline from $4.7 billion in ... Japan. The new Pharmacor report entitled migraine finds that generic erosion of top-selling ... prescribed for the acute treatment of migraine attacks, and Ortho-McNeil/Janssen-Cilag's ...

Zogenix and Astellas Enter Exclusive Co-Promotion Agreement in the US for Newly Approved Sumavel(TM) DosePro(TM)

... sumatriptan, a treatment that provides migraine relief within 10 minutes for some patients. ... Tablets are a treatment option for some of these migraine sufferers, but not all patients are satisfied ... are needed particularly for those who experience migraine episodes associated with sudden onset, waking, ...

MAP Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter of 2009 Financial Results

... in the first Phase 3 trial for our LEVADEX(TM) migraine therapy, all four primary endpoints were met with ... to provide rapid and sustained relief of migraine symptoms, and could offer benefit to many of the approximately 30 million migraine sufferers in the U.S., including many who are not ...

Plastic Surgery Technique Might Ease Migraines

... now lost most of her frequent and debilitating migraine headaches, as well as her frown lines. Cramer, ... migraines and, if you surgically remove the migraine trigger, the migraine will improve and there's certainly a precedent ...

Migraines Linked to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk

... And, no matter what a woman's age or what migraine triggers a woman might be avoiding, the risk of ... this study, we evaluated the relationship between migraine and breast cancer risk and found that women who have migraine have a 26 percent lower risk of breast cancer ...

Link between migraines and reduced breast cancer risk confirmed in follow-up study

... SEATTLE The relationship between migraine headaches in women and a significant reduction in ... of a woman's menopausal status, her age at migraine diagnosis, use of prescription migraine medications or whether she avoided ...

Migraine Frequency Tied to Stroke, Heart Attack Risk

... risk of stroke in women who had a certain kind of migraine now reports a relationship between migraine frequency and heart attacks. "Our earlier ... strokes in women with a higher frequency of migraine headaches with aura," said Dr. Tobias Kurth, lead ...

Smoking more than 5 cigarettes a day provokes migraine attacks

... in a study which shows that smokers have more migraine attacks and that smoking more than five ... tobacco as a precipitating, non-causal factor of migraine attacks has produced contradictory data in ... University of Salamanca, were fully aware what a migraine was. The experts, who enquired about the presence ...

Migraine With Aura May Lead to Brain Lesions

... Association , found that women who experience migraine with aura in middle age are twice as likely to ... late in life as those who never had migraines. migraine is a very common neurological disorder, according ... or numbness. Recent research has found that migraine with aura is associated with an increased risk of ...

EHE International Supports the National Headache Foundation

... one million of the nearly 30 million people with migraine to donate $1 each toward headache education and ... (1) Headaches: Relieving and preventing migraine and other headaches , a Special Health Report ... All rights reserved. (2) American migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) Study, June ....

New Online Tool Helps People With Headache Take Control, Get Relief

... Championship, Hamlin suffered a debilitating migraine and went on to win gold the next day, becoming ... (1) Headaches: Relieving and preventing migraine and other headaches , a Special Health Report ... University. All rights reserved. (2) American migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) Study, June ....

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: The evolution of migraine from episodic headache to chronic disorder

... ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Patients living with migraine have strong reason for new optimism concerning a ... migraine." Traditionally, Dr. Cady explains, migraine has been considered a pain disorder involving ... affects all aspects of an individual's life. migraine can erode quality of life during what should be a ...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: The Evolution of Migraine from Episodic Headache to Chronic Disorder

... /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients living with migraine have strong reason for new optimism concerning a ... Traditionally, Dr. Cady explains, migraine has been considered a pain disorder involving ... affects all aspects of an individual's life. migraine can erode quality of life during what should be a ...

MAP Pharmaceuticals Phase 3 Trial of LEVADEX(TM) Migraine Product Candidate Meets All Four Primary Endpoints

... evaluating its novel LEVADEX(TM) orally inhaled migraine therapy met all four primary endpoints. ... The patient population studied had more severe migraine pain than expected, with 46 percent reporting ... typically associated with commonly used triptan migraine treatments, such as chest discomfort (one ...

Clinical Topicals Makes Breakthrough Migraine Treatment Available Free to Soldiers

... PHP announced today that it is making its new migraine treatment available free to military personnel ... and fewer side effects, and we believe our new migraine treatment, Dr. Hyson's Headache System, is the ... treatment is clinically shown to provide migraine relief in minutes instead of hours. And equally ...

New therapy based on magnetic stimulation shows promise for non-drug treatment for migraine

... that uses magnetic pulses to treat chronic migraine sufferers showed the treatment to be a promising ... TMS was used to treat patients who suffer from migraine with aura, a condition in which a variety of ... sensations come before or accompany the pain of a migraine attack. The study showed that TMS treatment was ...

Migraine prevention by targeting glutamate receptors?

... When migraine strikes, because of severe pain, often ... doing until the pain and other symptoms subside, migraine causes a significant loss in productivity at work ... 25% of migraineurs who experience more than three migraine attacks per month are looking to drug developers ...

My Mother/Myself: Migraine Headaches are Hereditary

... to 75 percent. Even if a distant relative has migraine headaches, a 20 percent chance exists that any ... the effects of hereditary migraines. She is a migraine sufferer as are her four children and husband. ... one million of the nearly 30 million people with migraine to donate $1 each toward headache education and ...

Safe exercise for migraine sufferers

... that the physical activity may bring on a serious migraine attack. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, ... exercise programme that can improve fitness among migraine sufferers without aggravating this painful ... show that exercise actually helps guard against migraine attacks. No exercise programme has so far been ...

Study shows that exercise reduces migraine suffering

... While physical exercise has been shown to trigger migraine headaches among sufferers, a new study describes ... and Face Pain . The study used a sample of migraine sufferers who were examined before, during and ... significantly. There was no worsening of migraine status at any time during the study period and, ...

New Initiative to Support Pediatric Migraine Research Announced

... migraine Research Foundation's For Our Children will raise ... York, NY (PRWEB) March 21, 2009 -- Today, the migraine Research Foundation (MRF) announced a new ... and support research in pediatric and adolescent migraine called For Our Children. The new program is a ...

New initiative to support pediatric migraine research is announced

... NEW YORK, March 20 -- Today, the migraine Research Foundation (MRF) announced a new ... and support research in pediatric and adolescent migraine called FOR OUR CHILDREN. The new program is a ... plan intended to further the understanding of migraine and its causes and treatments in the critically ...

Migraine Poetry Contest Kicks Off at HealthCentral's MyMigraineConnection.com

... and Teri Robert, patient advocate and migraine expert on MyMigraineConnection.com, have kicked ... creative and influential pieces of poetry on how migraine disease and/or headache disorders affect each entrant's life. Everyone who copes with migraine disease and headache disorders or lives with ...

Clues Found to Brain Mechanism Behind Migraines

... the biological trigger to a particular type of migraine headache. In the March 12 issue of Neuron , ... depression (CSD), a phenomenon that causes migraine sufferers to experience a visual disturbance known as migraine aura. The mice in the study had a gene mutation ...

Migraines in Pregnancy Boost Vascular Risks

... is essential. Women with persistent and severe migraine during pregnancy should be aware of their risk ... "While some women experience relief from migraine headaches while pregnant, others have migraines ... "Regardless of the cause," she added, "active migraine during pregnancy should be viewed as a potential ...

Alexza Reports 2008 Year-End Financial Results and Updates Clinical Pipeline Status

... AZ-104 to treat patients suffering from acute migraine headaches. AZ-104 is a lower dose version of ... AZ-001 to treat patients suffering from acute migraine headaches. During the third quarter of 2008, ... is continuing to seek partners for the Staccato migraine product candidates, AZ-001 and AZ-104. ...

Belly Fat May Make Migraines More Likely

... -- Being overweight may increase the risk of migraine headaches in young and middle-aged adults, ... and the way body fat was distributed affected migraine risk. People ages 20 to 55 who had larger ... migraines than those with smaller waistlines. migraine was reported by 37 percent of women in that age ...

Neurologist to Announce Breakthrough Headache Treatment

... New Discovery Provides migraine Relief in Minutes Without Side Effects or Pills ... 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Board-certified neurologist and migraine specialist Morton I. Hyson, M.D., will announce a ... AVOIDING LIFE-THREATENING SIDE EFFECTS A migraine sufferer himself, Dr. Hyson was concerned about ...

Study reviews health risks, economic burden of migraine

... Value in Health reviews the economic burden of migraine in the U.S. and recent clinical findings of the ... the history of economic articles published on migraine using the PubMed MEDLINE database and archival ... with migraines that warrant further study. migraine affects millions of individuals worldwide. ...

Survey Finds Employers Split on Impact and Cost of Migraine

... Most employers are unsure of how migraine headaches influence the health and productivity ... Health, 91 percent of respondents recognize that migraine headaches impact productivity, yet most don't ... and causes significant disruptions to migraine sufferers' work and personal lives." ...

Hormones Boost Frequency of Women's Migraine With Aura

... the frequency of an inherited form of severe migraine accompanied by visual disturbances called auras, ... Like other types of migraine, familial hemiplegic migraine affects women more than men. Most cases of familial hemiplegic migraine are caused by mutations in the CACNA1A gene. ...

Migraines: Help for a common problem in children and teenagers

... people need to be warned about the risks of using migraine medications that have only been approved for ... triggers or manage the problem better. "Keeping a migraine diary can show when there are genuine patterns ... it off will often be enough to get through a migraine attack. If more help is needed, the medicines ...

New Migraine Drug Shows Promise

... caused fewer side effects than the widely-used migraine drug zolmitriptan (Zomig), according to a study ... disease, high blood pressure and certain migraine subtypes, according to a news release about the ... the new CGRP receptor antagonist class of acute migraine treatments is the absence of vasoconstriction, a ...

Alexza Reports 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results and Updates Development of Product Candidates

... AZ-001 to treat patients suffering from acute migraine headaches. During the third quarter of 2008, ... is continuing to seek partners for the Staccato migraine product candidates, AZ-001 and AZ-104. -- ... AZ-104 to treat patients suffering from acute migraine headaches. AZ-104 is a lower dose version of ...

Migraine Might Lower Breast Cancer Risk

... levels are high, migraines often stop. "Among migraine sufferers who reach the third trimester, 80 ... has furthered our understanding of the biology of migraine or of breast cancer." For the study, Li's team ... the reason for the apparent protective effect of migraine for breast cancer. "Advancing our understanding ...

Migraines associated with lower risk of breast cancer

... Public Health Sciences Division. In particular, migraine history appeared to reduce the risk of the most ... the third trimester of pregnancy, 80 percent of migraine sufferers do not have these episodes," he said. ... who served as a comparison group. Information on migraine history was based on self-report and was limited ...

Urgent need for research into the best treatment for medication overuse headaches

... into the condition - in particular the role that migraine medication can play in the withdrawal process. It ... indicate that treatments developed to prevent migraine may prove effective if they are used in patients ... He reports that a clinical study of chronic migraine patients found that the two-thirds who did not ...

CoLucid Pharmaceuticals Names Linda Hogan VP of Business Development

... of COL-144 for the acute treatment of migraine and our other drug candidates," said James White, ... that COL-144 is effective in relieving migraine headaches and is well tolerated. COL-144 is a ... Agent (NAAMA) designed to deliver efficacy in migraine without the vasoconstrictor activity associated ...

Migraine Sufferers Face Greater Blood Clot Risk

... MONDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) -- migraine patients face a higher risk for developing a ... the absolute risk for a resulting stroke among migraine patients is actually quite low, but the current ... wisdom on its head by suggesting that a migraine diagnosis raises the risk for such potentially ...

Army personnel show increased risk for migraine

... Wash. August 27, 2008 Two new studies show that migraine headaches are very common among U.S. military ... returning from Iraq screened positive for migraine and an additional 17 percent screened positive for possible migraine. Soldiers with a positive migraine screen suffered a mean average of 3.1 headache ...
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