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U.S. FDA approves new drug for prevention of migraines

Amgen Inc won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval on Thursday for the first drug in a new class designed to prevent migraine headaches in adults. The drug, Aimovig, which is given monthly by self-injection, will have a list price of $6,900 a year, or $575 a month, the company said. The price applies to both a 70 milligram and a 140 mg dose. Any discounts or rebates will depend on negotiations with health plans, Amgen spokeswoman Kristen Davis said. Some Wall Street analysts had expected a price as high as…