According to DRG epidemiology, more than 35 million people in the United States suffer migraines, and more than 10% of migraineurs suffer from chronic migraine (CM). Migraine prophylaxis is a core, but underused, treatment approach to reduce migraine frequency, severity, and duration in high-frequency episodic migraine and CM patients. Treatment options are primarily a mix of off-label and approved AEDs, beta blockers, and TCAs, as well as Botox (Allergan’s onabotulinumtoxinA), one of the few agents approved specifically for CM. However, given the heterogeneous patient population, chronic prophylactic treatment is individualized and can evolve over time. Understanding patient pathways and drivers of treatment decision-making is key for new players entering this large but mostly generic market.
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