Bo­tox for mi­graines on NHS step closer

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

THE use of Bo­tox to treat chronic mi­graine on the NHS moved a step nearer to­day. Health watch­dog the Na­tional In­sti­tute for Health and Clin­i­cal Ex­cel­lence (NICE) has pub­lished final draft guid­ance which rec­om­mends the anti-wrin­kle jab for the con­di­tion. NICE is ad­vis­ing the NHS whether the ben­e­fits of Bo­tox, known chem­i­cally as bo­tulinum toxin type A and man­u­fac­tured by Al­ler­gan, for chronic mi­graine are value for money. Chronic mi­graines in­volve hav­ing headaches for at least 15 days a month over three months, eight of which are mi­graines.

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