Biohaven’s Nurtec May Be First Migraine Drug For Acute Treatment And Prevention
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.
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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.
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