National Public Radio - People who experience frequent migraines may soon have access to a new class of drugs. In a pair of large studies, two drugs that tweak brain circuits involved in migraine each showed they could reduce the frequency of attacks without causing side effects, researchers report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
"They offer the first migraine treatment that's actually aimed at the disorder," says Peter Goadsby, an author of one of the studies and a professor of neurology at King's College in London.
Current migraine prevention treatments consist primarily of drugs designed to treat high blood pressure, epilepsy and depression. "We give [patients] a choice between a beta blocker...>>>