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There’s finally a drug that prevents migraines instead of just treating them

The FDA's approval shows we're getting closer to understanding these headaches
a woman with a headache

The FDA recently approved a new medication formulated to prevent migraine headaches. The drug has been many years in the making.

A migraine is more than just a headache. In addition to pulsating pain, people in the middle of an attack can experience nausea, vomiting, visual disturbances like tunnel vision, and sensitivity to light and sound.

The neurological condition is also incredibly common. Worldwide, one in seven people experience migraines—and as many as 20 percent of women in the United States and 10 percent of men get the neurological

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