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This is a phase 2a, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single-center study. Twenty-one patients who qualify for the study will be randomly assigned to either active drug or placebo. The study will take place at Newcastle University. Patients will have a 66% chance of getting active drug. Patients will be required to take study treatment orally twice a day for 28 days. A baseline visit will occur within 21 days of screening visit. All patients will be followed for 1 week after completion of study or early withdrawal from the study.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
A0001 (alpha-tocopherolquinone), Placebo
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Penwest Pharmaceuticals Co.
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:42-0400
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