Biohaven’s Oral CGRP Inhibitor Nurtec ODT Approved In The US For Acute Migraine
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.
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CEO Vlad Coric said the customizable use of Nurtec ODT to stop and prevent migraine attacks is a differentiating factor that will help it go up against big pharma competitors.
With an FDA approval decision for preventing episodic migraines expected during Q3, atogepant would add an oral CGRP antagonist to classmate Ubrelvy for acute attacks and Botox for prevention of chronic episodes.
The firm’s acute migraine treatment Nurtec ODT generated $65m in 2020 after launching a year ago. Biohaven aims for Nurtec to become the leader in what could be a $4bn-$5bn category in the US.