NIH Funding per Economic Costs from Headache vs. Other Chronic Disorders
NIH funded headache disorders research received an estimated $0.41 per $1000 costs due to headache disorders in 2007. Annual NIH funding per $1000 costs from the ten comparator disorders ranges from $3.94 to $34.33, with a mean of $14.72. Equivalent annual headache funding would range from $126 million to $1.1 billion. Annual headache funding equivalent to the mean of the comparator disorders would be $471 million. | From Schwedt & Shapiro (2009) Headache
Maybe that’s why there are no drugs that have been developed to prevent migraines and the bar for drug success is so low.