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The discovery and development of the triptans, a major therapeutic breakthrough.

Authors
  • Humphrey, Patrick P A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Headache The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
May 01, 2008
Volume
48
Issue
5
Pages
685–687
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2008.01097.x
PMID: 18471110
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The drug discovery programs that led to the development of the triptans were determined by the membership of the American Headache Society to be the most important breakthrough in headache medicine in the last 50 years. Dr. Humphrey, who spearheaded the drug discovery, recounts the pioneering work that took place and examines its therapeutic impact.

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