Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Botox approved for treating migraines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of the anti-wrinkle drug Botox for treating migraine headaches.

Botox is made by California-based drugmaker Allergan.

In a press release, Allergan says the drug will be used to fight chronic migraines, which are severe headaches that strike victims 15 or more days per month and last four hours per day or longer.

Presently, health insurers do not pay for the cosmetic use of botox.

But, health insurers must now pay for the treatment of chronic migraines with botox.

Therefore, expect to see a dramatic rise in the diagnosis of chronic migraines among those over 40 with wrinkles.

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