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Novartis: phase 2 data reinforce efficacy of migraine drug

( - Novartis on Monday unveiled phase 2 results reinforcing the long-term safety and efficacy of migraine drug Aimovig in patients with episodic migraine.

The results of the five-year study - which enrolled 383 patients - showed Aimovig helped patients achieve sustained reductions in monthly migraine days (MMD) and in use of acute migraine-specific medication (AMSM), the Swiss drugmaker said.

Among the 216 patients who completed the treatment phase, there was an average MMD reduction of 5.3 days from a baseline of 8.7 days.

By the end of the study, patients who used AMSM to treat their migraine headaches experienced an average reduction in AMSM use of 4.4 days from a baseline of 6.2 days.

The results were presented at the Migraine Trust Virtual Symposium.

For the record, Aimovig is being co-marketed in the US by Amgen and Novartis.

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