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August 10, 2021

10. New class of migraine medications

For more than 38million Americans, migraines are a real pain, usually treated with multipurposedrugs not specifically earmarked to prevent the condition. Typical optionsinclude blood pressure medications, antidepressants, and anti-seizure drugs.These nonspecific treatments exhibit mixed efficacy. In 2018, a new class ofdrugs that blocks a molecule called calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) hitthe scene. CGRP levels shoot up during a migraine. In 2020, clinicians wereprescribing the drug in earnest, signifying a new epoch for migraine treatment.

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