Investigational Migraine Treatment Reduces Headache Days

Investigative migraine therapy galcanezumab has reported more statistically significant benefits across multiple relevant outcomes.

Investigative migraine therapy galcanezumab has reported more statistically significant benefits across multiple relevant outcomes in a randomized, placebo-controlled trial that tested 2 different doses of the drug against placebo.

In the most recent results from the Evaluation of LY2951742 in the Prevention of Episodic Migraine 1 (EVOLVE-1) trial, researchers found new clinical benefits for both 120 mg and 240 mg galcanezumab versus placebo in patients with episodic migraines. Patients were randomized 2:1:1 to receive either monthly doses of placebo or either regimen of galcanezumab, respectively.

Led by author Virginia L. Stauffer, PharmD, of Eli Lilly and Company, and corresponding author David W. Dodick, MD, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix Arizona, researchers sought the encompassing efficacy and safety of the monoclonal antibody calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) inhibitor in preventing migraines over 6 months.

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