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If you’ve ever suffered a migraine, you know how incapacitating one is. What you also know: It’s hard to prevent one from striking or to ease the pain once it takes over. When symptoms arrive—the throbbing headache, nausea, and sensitivity to light, smells, and noises—all most people can do is hide under the covers and wait for them to pass, which can take hours or days.

That’s because until recently migraine management has been a bit, well, meh. Medications developed to treat

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