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June 14, 2021

What Do You Think of the New Alzheimer’s Drug Approval? What Do You Think of the New Alzheimer’s Drug Approval?

Amid significant controversy, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week approved the antiamyloid agent aducanumab (Aduhelm) for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, disregarding the […]
June 11, 2021

Attacks on American Agents Leave Baffling Battle Scars Attacks on American Agents Leave Baffling Battle Scars

The piercing sound was so loud that night it awoke the official assigned to the US embassy in Cuba who was trying to sleep at home […]
June 10, 2021

External Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation Passes At-Home Test External Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation Passes At-Home Test

A phase 3, sham-controlled clinical trial of an external trigeminal nerve stimulation (e-TNS) device showed confirmed superiority over a sham device and eliminated the most bothersome […]
June 10, 2021

CVST Risk Still Higher With COVID-19 Than With AZ, J&J Vaccination CVST Risk Still Higher With COVID-19 Than With AZ, J&J Vaccination

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Another study has suggested that rates of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) […]
June 9, 2021

Two FDA Panel Members Resign Over Alzheimer’s Drug Approval Two FDA Panel Members Resign Over Alzheimer’s Drug Approval

Two members of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee have resigned following the agency’s approval of the […]
June 9, 2021

Botox, CGRP a Dynamic Duo for Migraine? Botox, CGRP a Dynamic Duo for Migraine?

OnabotulinumtoxinA alone provides relief from chronic migraine, and addition of anti-calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) antibodies may boost the benefit, according to a large retrospective analysis. The […]
June 9, 2021

Telemedicine Visits for Headache Yield High Patient Satisfaction Telemedicine Visits for Headache Yield High Patient Satisfaction

Patients overwhelmingly found telemedicine care for headache a satisfactory and beneficial experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study presented at the American Headache Society’s 2021 […]
June 9, 2021

Nitroglycerine’s Historic Role in Migraine ‘Underappreciated’ Nitroglycerine’s Historic Role in Migraine ‘Underappreciated’

Apparent migraines experienced by 19th century factory workers remain relevant to clinical medicine today. Those workers were employed in the manufacture of nitroglycerine, and many became […]
June 8, 2021

FDA Clears Next-Generation DBS System for Movement Disorders FDA Clears Next-Generation DBS System for Movement Disorders

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Medtronic’s technologically advanced deep brain stimulation (DBS) system designed to more precisely target motor symptoms in Parkinson’s […]
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