Market Snapshot: Three Acute Migraine Launches Are First In Over 20 Years
Lilly, Allergan and Biohaven plan to launch oral drugs for on-demand treatment of migraine attacks in the first quarter, hoping to harness a large market where new preventive therapies are already competing for patients.
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Approved in February as an on-demand remedy, Nurtec will be filed for migraine prevention after success in Phase III. It could be the first oral preventive therapy and first dual purpose migraine drug.
The fast-dissolving tablet will launch in early March. Its list price is not available but based on pricing for Allergan’s oral anti-CGRP Ubrelvy, ICER has said Biohaven’s rimegepant is likely to be cost-effective.
Biohaven is still studying its glutamate modulator in three other indications, but its biggest near-term milestone will be approval of the oral CGRP inhibitor rimegepant for acute migraine.