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Decade in review—migraine

Incredible progress for an era of better migraine care

In the past 10 years, the realization that migraine is a brain disorder rather than a vascular disorder has facilitated development of various treatments, ranging from innovative immunopharmaceuticals through to neurostimulation. Many clinical trials have been successful, and such considerable progress holds promise for the coming decade of migraine treatment.

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Correspondence to Peter J. Goadsby.

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The author has received grants and personal fees from Allergan, Amgen and eNeura, and personal fees from Ajinomoto Pharmaceuticals, Akita Biomedical, Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Autonomic Technologies, Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Cipla, CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, Dr Reddy's Laboratories, EMKinetics, Ethicon, Heptares, Lilly, NEJM Journal Watch, Pfizer, Promius Pharma, Teva, UpToDate, Wells Fargo, W. L. Gore & Associates and Zosano Pharma. He has also received personal fees for medicolegal work for individuals. He also has a patent pending for magnetic stimulation for headache.

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Goadsby, P. Incredible progress for an era of better migraine care. Nat Rev Neurol 11, 621–622 (2015).

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