The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has confirmed that the NHS will be offering Botox jabs for those who suffer from chronic migraines.
NICE has been considering whether to offer Botox as a treatment option in the NHS for chronic migraine patients ever since it was approved in Britain.
AdvertisementEarly in February this year, the agency had asked Botox manufacturer, Allergen to provide more proof that the anti-wrinkle drug was indeed an effective treatment for chronic migraine before finally approving it this month.
"We are pleased that the committee has been able to recommend Botox as a preventative therapy for those adults whose headaches have not improved despite trying at least three other medications and whose headaches are not caused by medication overuse", NICE director Carole Longson said, adding that a 12-week cycle of Botox treatment will cost around £349.40.
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