Editor's Correspondence
January 25, 1999

Reduction of Labor Costs Associated With Treating Migraine in the Workplace

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Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

Arch Intern Med. 1999;159(2):197. doi:

We recently reported a study1 of the effects of sumatriptan succinate on workplace productivity during a migraine attack, where treatment with subcutaneous sumatriptan reduced migraine-associated productivity loss by approximately 50% compared with placebo. To examine the annual labor costs associated with the differences observed in workplace productivity losses, we have completed a post hoc cost analysis of these data.

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