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posted on 2020-02-09, 18:29 authored by Lesley J. Scott

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

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. Lesley Scott is a salaried employee of Adis International Ltd/Springer Nature, is responsible for the article content and declares no relevant conflicts of interest.

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Ubrogepant (Ubrelvy™) is an orally administered, small molecule, highly-selective, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) antagonist that was developed by Allergan under license to Merck & Co. as an acute treatment for migraine. In December 2019, ubrogepant received its first global approval in the USA for the acute treatment of migraine (± aura) in adults. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of ubrogepant leading to its first global approval for the acute treatment of migraine (± aura) in adults.

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