Biohaven Gets Pfizer’s Help To Make Nurtec An Ex-US Success Story Too
As the only oral CGRP migraine therapy approved for both prevention and acute therapy, Nurtec has taken significant US market share. Biohaven will call on Pfizer’s expertise and contacts to repeat that success abroad.
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