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Emgality! A new CH prevenative. (Read 271 times)
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Emgality! A new CH prevenative.
Mar 10th, 2019 at 10:39pm
 
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Lilly Receives FDA Priority Review Designation for Emgality® (galcanezumab-gnlm) Injection for the Preventive Treatment of Episodic Cluster Headache in Adults
03/05/2019
INDIANAPOLIS, March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Priority Review for its supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Emgality® (galcanezumab-gnlm) injection for the preventive treatment of episodic cluster headache in adults. Priority Review aims to expedite the review of applications for drugs that, if approved, could potentially represent a significant advancement in treatment for a serious condition.
The sBLA is based on data from a Phase 3 study that evaluated the safety and efficacy of Emgality (galcanezumab-gnlm) injection 300mg in 106 adult patients with episodic cluster headache. Emgality was previously granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation by the FDA in September 2018 for the preventive treatment of episodic cluster headache, indicating the significant unmet need for this debilitating condition for which there are currently no approved preventive medications.
"Cluster headache is a severely disabling and excruciatingly painful neurological disorder. Few treatment options are available, and only a limited body of research from rigorous clinical trials exists. We are pleased the FDA has granted Priority Review for our sBLA, acknowledging the need for new treatments for this devastating disease and bringing us closer to potentially offering a preventive treatment option for these patients," said Gudarz Davar, M.D., vice president, Neurology Development, Lilly Bio-Medicines.
Cluster headache belongs to the group of primary headache disorders called trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, and people with episodic cluster headache represent 85 to 90 percent of cluster headache sufferers, a disabling disorder with a prevalence of approximately 124 per 100,000 adults.1 Cluster headache is under-recognized and often misdiagnosed. Currently, there are no approved preventive medications for episodic cluster headache in the U.S.
"The pain associated with cluster headache can be agonizing and crippling, with deep searing, burning, and stabbing pain, leaving people feeling desperate for new preventive treatment options. On behalf of the patient community, we are grateful to Lilly for their commitment to researching and working with regulatory authorities to potentially deliver a preventive treatment option for those living with episodic cluster headache," said Bob Wold, a person living with cluster headache and the founder of Clusterbusters, Inc.
Emgality was approved by the FDA in September 2018 for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults. Migraine is a neurologic disease characterized by recurrent episodes of severe headache.2,3 More than 30 million American adults suffer from migraine.4,5,6 Lilly is recruiting for Phase 3 studies evaluating Emgality for the prevention of migraine in children and adolescents (ages six to 17).7
Emgality represents the first of three investigational
treatments in development as part of Lilly's overall pain portfolio. The portfolio also includes lasmiditan for the acute treatment of migraine in adults and tanezumab, developed in partnership with Pfizer, which is being investigated for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain, chronic low back pain and cancer pain in adults.


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Reply #1 - Mar 10th, 2019 at 11:19pm
 
Good one,  Hoppy.  Any idea what class of drugs it belongs to or how it might be working to help us CHeads?

It's always great to hear of new possibilities and let's see this one given every chance of success.
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Reply #2 - Mar 11th, 2019 at 12:17am
 
Galcanezumab is another of the CGRP antibodies - Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register.

There have been two "similar" CGRP medications launched over the last year or two.

Whilst having another is a benefit, these drugs are not cheap which will restrict their availability.
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Reply #3 - Jun 22nd, 2019 at 1:20am
 
Hi I am a chronic sufferer of 20 years. My neurology Dr. always is thinking outside the box. Gave me free samples of Emgality to try. In office I took two. They are 120mg/ml single dose injections prefilled pens. You only have to take them once a month. Next month had me take 3. And also next two months take 3 again. The only relief was it put me to sleep for days after injections I will take that as a win tho.
Each package of two come with a savings card for up to 12 free months of Emgality. I really hope this will help anyone with any type of cluster headache and any type of migraine too. Terry
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