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Atogepant: First Approval

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posted on 2021-12-05, 22:20 authored by Emma D Deeks

Funding The preparation of this review was not supported by any external funding.

Authorship and Conflict of interest During the peer review process the manufacturer of the agent under review was offered an opportunity to comment on the article. Changes resulting from any comments received were made by the authors on the basis of scientific completeness and accuracy. Emma Deeks is a contracted employee of Adis International Ltd/Springer Nature, and declares no relevant conflicts of interest. All authors contributed to the review and are responsible for the article content.

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Atogepant (Qulipta™) is an orally administered, small-molecule, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonist being developed by AbbVie for the prophylaxis of migraine. In September 2021, atogepant was approved in the USA for the preventive treatment of episodic migraine in adults. The drug is also in phase 3 clinical development for the preventive treatment of migraine in various other countries. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of atogepant leading to this first approval for the preventive treatment of episodic migraine in adults.

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