Has the Phase III trail of fingolimod (FTY720) started ?

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Has the Phase III trail of fingolimod (FTY720) started ?

Postby gopi » Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:05 am

Hi,

Does any one know if the phase III trail of fingolimod (FTY720) started ?

Last I read about the trail was that, it is to start in the last quater of 2006

Thanks,
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Postby dignan » Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:13 am

Check out this thread for some recent info...

http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-2929-fty720.html
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Postby flipflopper » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:17 am

They are still recruiting people right now for the phase III Fingolimod trial.
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Postby carolew » Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:12 pm

Here in Ottawa, they are recruiting patients and my first dose is due on December 7th '06. Will keep you all posted.
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Postby CureOrBust » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:39 am

You can search on clinical trials for some older info, that includes some contact details

http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00289978
http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00355134
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Postby connieb » Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:37 pm

So do we still think that 2010 availability is likely for Fingolimod in the US? Is that likely to be the first oral medication out there, assuming everything goes well? ( In case you couldn't tell, I really need an alternative medication delivery method to look forward to!)
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Postby dignan » Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:43 pm

I think 2010 availability in the US is reasonable for FTY720. It's hard to say if it will be the first of the oral treatments. Mylinax and teriflunomide are also both into their phase III trials. Any of those 3 treatments could be available in 2009 if everything went well for them. It seems unlikely that any regulator will approve a new MS treatment after only 1 year of phase III trials a la tysabri, so 2008 is probably out of the question. Just my guesses...
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