Dr Fayyaz Ahmed, chair of British Association for the Study of Headache
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NHS may offer Botox migraine jab

Dr Fayyaz Ahmed, chair of British Association for the Study of Headache told BBC Breakfast that the anti wrinkle drug Botox was an effective treatment for some patients suffering with chronic migraines.

The treatment could soon be offered by the NHS in England and Wales, according to the medicines watchdog

It is thought 700,000 people in the UK have chronic migraine.

Final draft guidelines by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommend Botox when other drugs have failed.

The Migraine Trust said it welcomed the decision

  • 11 May 2012
  • From the section Health