CGRP Studies Continue to Show Promise

Two new studies—focusing on different approaches for targeting CGRP in migraine—were presented at the American Headache Society 58th Annual Scientific Meeting.

The new class of drugs currently under development have been causing excitement because of their effectiveness in treating chronic migraine. These agents reduce the levels of a protein known as calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), which plays a role in the initiation, transmission, and sensitivity to migraine pain. Continue Reading


Help Might Be on the Horizon for People who Suffer from Chronic Migraine

SRLast month, the private company StimRelieve, LLC, received approval from the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct a clinical trial of a stimulation device to treat chronic migraine. Called the StimRelieve Halo Migraine System, it is implanted under the skin and uses wireless neurostimulators to treat chronic migraine—migraine 15 or more days per month—that has not responded to other treatment. Continue Reading


Migraine more Likely to Worsen in Asthma Sufferers

Individuals with asthma who also experience episodic or occasional migraine may be more likely to develop chronic migraine, according to a National Headache Foundation-sponsored study recently published online in the journal Headache.

“If you have asthma along with episodic or occasional migraine, then your headaches are more likely to evolve into a more disabling form known as chronic migraine,” said Vincent Martin, MD, professor of medicine at the University of Cincinnati’s (UC) Division of General Internal Medicine, co-director of the Headache and Facial Pain Program at the UC Neuroscience Institute and lead author in the study. Dr. Martin is also Vice President of the National Headache Foundation. Continue Reading


NHF-sponsored Study Says Migraines May Worsen for Patients with Asthma

Individuals with asthma who also experience episodic or occasional migraine may be more likely to develop chronic migraine, according to a National Headache Foundation-sponsored study, recently published online in the journal Headache.

“If you have asthma along with episodic or occasional migraine, then your headaches are more likely to evolve into a more disabling form known as chronic migraine,” said Vincent Martin, MD, professor of medicine in UC’s Division of General Internal Medicine, co-director of the Headache and Facial Pain Program at the UC Neuroscience Institute and lead author in the study. Dr. Martin is Vice President of the National Headache Foundation. Continue Reading