Clinical Trials Update. 2013: Year in Review

@article{Peroutka2014ClinicalTU,
  title={Clinical Trials Update. 2013: Year in Review},
  author={Stephen J. Peroutka},
  journal={Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain},
  year={2014},
  volume={54}
}
  • S. Peroutka
  • Published 1 January 2014
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
This section of Headache annually reviews the status of recently completed and ongoing major clinical trials involving common headache disorders. The review will focus on multicenter trials of new therapies, as well as novel formulations of previously approved therapeutics. Table 1 summarizes the major therapeutic headache trials that are ongoing at the present time, according to data obtained from both the “ClinicalTrials.Gov” website and from corporate press releases and presentations. 
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