Original posting updated on Nov. 30, 2017
Two pharmaceutical companies are now recruiting for FOP clinical trials
It’s an exciting time in FOP research as not one, but two pharmaceutical companies with investigational drugs to treat FOP are now recruiting for worldwide clinical trials.* The decision to enroll in a clinical trial is an important one, and not everyone who wants to enroll will meet the entrance criteria. Eligible individuals who do participate will be helping to speed up the drug development process and will have access to potential treatments for FOP that are not yet on the market. Patients taking part in clinical trials will also receive specialized, multi-disciplinary medical care throughout the entire clinical trial.
** See below for additional study participation criteria or visit clinicaltrials.gov.
*** For the first 6 months, 1/2 of the subjects will receive placebo and 1/2 of subjects will receive REGN2477. After 6 months of a placebo control, all study participants will then receive REGN2477 for 6 months.
**** Current flare-up symptoms acceptable
The best resource for helping you to make a decision about participating in an FOP clinical trial is your physician. If you have general questions about clinical trials, you can contact Anitha Devadason, IFOPA Program Manager, at email@example.com or (816) 854-0920.
* A third potential treatment for FOP is in a clinical trial; the trial is being run by Kyoto University and is only available in Japan.