Innovative Potential Treatments for Migraine and Cluster Headache

Innovative Potential Treatments for Migraine and Cluster Headache

Innovative Potential Treatments for Migraine and Cluster Headache

The FINANCIAL -- INDIANAPOLIS, June 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company announced it will present Phase 3 data for galcanezumab and lasmiditan, two investigational, non-opioid treatments for migraine and cluster headache, at the American Headache Society annual meeting taking place June 28-July 1 in San Francisco.

Lilly will present late-breaking Phase 3 data for galcanezumab from the largest controlled, preventive trial conducted in episodic cluster headache to date, as well as a late-breaking post-hoc analysis from three Phase 3 studies evaluating galcanezumab for the prevention of migraine in patients who previously failed treatment with Botox. Lilly will also highlight analyses evaluating the onset and persistence of effect of galcanezumab for the prevention of migraine. Additionally, Phase 3 data evaluating lasmiditan for the acute treatment of migraine will be featured as a platform presentation.

Galcanezumab is a once-monthly, self-administered calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) antibody currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention of migraine in adults with a decision expected by the end of September 2018.

Lasmiditan is an investigational, oral, first-in-class molecule ­­that could represent the first significant innovation for the acute treatment of migraine in more than two decades.

Galcanezumab and lasmiditan represent two of three investigational, non-opioid treatments in development as part of Lilly's overall pain portfolio. The portfolio also includes tanezumab, developed in partnership with Pfizer, for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain, chronic low back pain and cancer pain.

"People with migraine and cluster headache can miss out on significant moments in their lives—birthdays, anniversaries, business meetings—and there remains an unmet need for treatment options that can help patients achieve significant reductions in the overall frequency of migraine headaches and cluster headache attacks," said Robert Conley, M.D., Distinguished Lilly Scholar and Lilly global development leader for migraine therapeutics. "The data presented at this year's meeting underscore Lilly's 50-year commitment to address the ongoing challenges in neurology, primary headache disorders and chronic and recurrent pain."

Studies, as well as the dates and times of the data sessions, are highlighted below.