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Amgen gets Japanese authorization for migraine drug

The Japanese health authorities have given sales and marketing of Amgen's migraine drug Aimovig in the country the green light.

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The Japanese health authority Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) has approved the migraine drug Aimovig produced by US biopharmaceutical company Amgen for sales and marketing in Japan, according to an Amgen press release.

Aimovig is a calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) inhibitor drug that targets the CGRP receptor, which is associated with migraines.

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