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Berlin-Chemie has been developing, manufacturing and distributing pharmaceutical products for over 130 years and has been a wholly owned subsidiary of the Menarini Group, the leading Italian pharmaceutical company, since 1992. 

Responsibility is a top priority at Berlin-Chemie. We not only make an important contribution to healthcare, but also put our values into practice through various social initiatives.

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From school kits to free meals and medicines, to caring for the environment around the world. In Menarini, being responsible means translating our values into concrete actions that are good for others and good for the planet

Berlin-Chemie – a strong partner. Our many years of experience and the success of joint projects make us the partner of choice. 

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Menarini has in-depth know-how in many important therapeutic areas, thanks to many years of excellent market introduction, marketing and sales capabilities as well as expertise in regulatory aspects and market access. Collaboration is the key to great success, and at Menarini, partnership is part of the DNA.

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Headaches can occur for a number of reasons. They may be a symptom of another physical condition in which case they are referred to as secondary headaches. In this case it is important to diagnose the underlying condition and treat the exact cause. Secondary headaches may be triggered, for example, by dental problems, sinus problems or high blood pressure, heart disease or metabolic disorders. However they may also be an indication of a severe condition such as concussion or meningitis.

On the other hand, headaches may also not be linked to a specific illness or cause, in which case they are referred to as primary headaches. The two most widespread forms of primary headache are tension headaches and migraine.1 According to the latest study data from 2020, tension headaches occur in 10.3% of women and 6.5% of men in Germany.1 The causes include tension in the neck and back muscles which may be caused by poor posture, e.g. at the workplace (screen) or during driving. This type of headache is often described by those experiencing it as a dull, pressing pain on both sides of the head that persists for several hours or days. Tension headaches are generally divided into episodic (occasional) or chronic (long-term) forms. They are classed as chronic if they occur more than 15 times a month. People with chronic tension headaches are advised to take preventive action such as regular mild endurance training or yoga as well as targeted training of the shoulder and neck muscles. Stress management training and other relaxation techniques can also have a positive effect.

Both primary and secondary headaches can be treated with drugs. A doctor should be consulted as a matter of urgency if the pain occurs regularly, becomes more intense and/or analgesics stop being effective.