Drugs that hit CGRP may even help other headache types, Dr. Dodick added.
"There is some evidence that CGRP is also important in other serious headache disorders such as chronic migraine, medication overuse headache, and cluster headache – disorders that are currently very difficult to manage."
The ALD403 study was supported by Alder Biopharmaceuticals. The LY2951742 study was supported by Arteaus Therapeutics in conjunction with Eli Lily. Both Dr. Goadsby and Dr. Dodick have financial relationships with numerous pharmaceutical companies, including receiving research monies, and participating as officers or speakers.