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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2005-004949-34
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:248.595
    National Competent Authority:Germany - BfArM
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2006-03-30
    Trial results View results
    Index
    A. PROTOCOL INFORMATION
    B. SPONSOR INFORMATION
    C. APPLICANT IDENTIFICATION
    D. IMP IDENTIFICATION
    D.8 INFORMATION ON PLACEBO
    E. GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE TRIAL
    F. POPULATION OF TRIAL SUBJECTS
    G. INVESTIGATOR NETWORKS TO BE INVOLVED IN THE TRIAL
    N. REVIEW BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY OR ETHICS COMMITTEE IN THE COUNTRY CONCERNED
    P. END OF TRIAL
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedGermany - BfArM
    A.2EudraCT number2005-004949-34
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group clinical trial to examine the efficacy and safety of early pramipexole treatment versus delayed pramipexole treatment in patients with new onset Parkinson’s disease


    The main protocol includes DAT SPECT brain imaging of a sub-set of patients
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    Pramipexole Early Start Study
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code number248.595
    A.7Trial is part of a Paediatric Investigation Plan Information not present in EudraCT
    A.8EMA Decision number of Paediatric Investigation Plan
    B. Sponsor Information
    B.Sponsor: 1
    B.1.1Name of SponsorBoehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
    B.1.3.4CountryGermany
    B.3.1 and B.3.2Status of the sponsorCommercial
    B.4 Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support for the clinical trial:
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing support
    B.4.2Country
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisation
    B.5.2Functional name of contact point
    D. IMP Identification
    D.IMP: 1
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleTest
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Yes
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name Sifrol
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderBoehringer Ingelheim GmbH
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationEuropean Union
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community No
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameSifrol
    D.3.2Product code SND 919 CL2 Y
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Tablet
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNPramipexole
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeSND 919 CL2 Y
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number0,088 (base)
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product No
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product No
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product No
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) No
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms No
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product No
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product No
    D.IMP: 2
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleTest
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Yes
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name Sifrol
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderBoehringer Ingelheim GmbH
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationEuropean Union
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community No
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameSifrol
    D.3.2Product code SND 919 CL2 Y
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Tablet
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNPramipexole
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeSND 919 CL2 Y
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number0,18 (base)
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product No
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product No
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product No
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) No
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms No
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product No
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product No
    D.IMP: 3
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleTest
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Yes
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name SIFROL
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderBoehringer Ingelheim GmbH
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationEuropean Union
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community No
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameSifrol
    D.3.2Product code SND 919 CL2 Y
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Tablet
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNPramipexole
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeSND 919 CL2 Y
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number0,35 (base)
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product No
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product No
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product No
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) No
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms No
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product No
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product No
    D.8 Information on Placebo
    D.8 Placebo: 1
    D.8.1Is a Placebo used in this Trial?Yes
    D.8.3Pharmaceutical form of the placeboTablet
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboOral use
    D.8 Placebo: 2
    D.8.1Is a Placebo used in this Trial?Yes
    D.8.3Pharmaceutical form of the placeboTablet
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboOral use
    D.8 Placebo: 3
    D.8.1Is a Placebo used in this Trial?Yes
    D.8.3Pharmaceutical form of the placeboTablet
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboOral use
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Parkinson's disease
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 6.1
    E.1.2Level pref
    E.1.2Classification code 10061536
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    The primary objective of this study is to assess the effect of early vs. later treatment with PPX in early PD.

    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    •Change in parts I, II, III UPDRS and in Motor and ADL components of UPDRS at 3, 6, 9 months and at 15 months relative to baseline
    •Change in mentation, behaviour and mood component of UPDRS at 3, 6, 9 months and at 15 months relative to baseline
    •Clinical response at 9 months and at 15 months
    •Severity of illness at 3, 6, 9, 12 and 15 months relative to baseline
    •BDI-IA total score at 3,6, 9 and 15 months relative to baseline
    •PDQ-39, EQ-VAS and EQ-5D at 6-9 and 15 months relative to baseline
    •Patient subset DAT SPECT brain imaging assessment at 15 months relative to baseline
    •Incidence and intensity of adverse events
    •Withdrawals due to adverse events
    •Change in vital signs (supine and standing - blood pressure and pulse rate)
    •Change in clinically significant clinical laboratory blood and urine determinations
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study Information not present in EudraCT
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1.)Ability to provide written informed consent in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and local legislation;
    2.)Male or female patient with idiopathic PD confirmed by at least three of the following signs: resting tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and asymmetry (must have bradykinesia);
    3.)Parkinson’s disease newly diagnosed within the past 2 years;
    4.)Patients with idiopathic PD characterized as Stage I-II by the Modified Hoehn and Yahr Scale who do not require PD medication and will not likely need PD medication for at least 6 months in the opinion of the investigator;
    5.)Age 30 to 75 years at screening (Visit 1);
    6.)Women of childbearing potential must have a negative serum Beta-HCG pregnancy test at the Screening (Baseline) visit unless surgically sterile or post-menopausal (last menstruation ≥ 12 months prior to signing Informed Consent). Women of childbearing potential must be using a medically accepted contraceptive method. Acceptable methods of birth control are limited to: Intra-Uterine Device (IUD), oral, implantable, or injectable contraceptives, estrogen patch, and double barrier method (spermacide + diaphragm); and
    7.)Patients who are willing and able to comply with scheduled visits, treatment plan, laboratory tests, and other study procedures.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    1.)Previous history of allergic response or complications with PPX or its excipients;
    2.)Atypical PD syndromes due to either drugs (e.g., metoclopramide, flunarizine) or metabolic disorders (e.g., Wilson's Disease), encephalitis, or degenerative diseases (e.g., progressive supranuclear palsy);
    3.)The patient is currently on L-dopa, dopamine agonists or other PD medication at baseline;
    4.)The patient has been on L-dopa, dopamine agonists or other PD medications for greater than 14 consecutive days prior to baseline;
    5.)If on L-dopa, dopamine agonists or other PD medications prior to baseline, the patient stopped treatment less than 30 days prior to baseline;
    6.)The patient has clinically significant abnormal laboratory values, and/or medical or psychiatric illness other than as seen in Parkinson’s disease;
    7.)The patient has a clinically significant deviation from normal in the physical examination other than as seen in Parkinson’s disease;
    8.)The patient has any disorder that may interfere with drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, or excretion (including gastrointestinal surgery);
    9.)History of stereotactic brain surgery;
    10.)Surgery within 6 months of randomization, which in the opinion of the investigator, would negatively impact the patient’s participation in the study;
    11.)History of active epilepsy (i.e., occurrence of a seizure) within the past year;
    12.)Symptomatic orthostatic hypotension prior to randomization;
    13.)Malignant melanoma or history of previously treated malignant melanoma;
    14.)Patients who have received any of the following drugs (all time periods are calculated from randomization):
    •Neuroleptics, metoclopramide, alpha methyldopa, methylphenidate, reserpine, or amphetamine derivative, within the past 6 months
    •Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors in the past 3 months
    •Beta-blockers (e.g., propranolol) to treat PD in the past 30 days. (Beta blockers for other conditions are permitted)
    15.)Electroconvulsive therapy during 180 days preceding the screening visit (Visit 1);
    16.)Patients who are currently pregnant or planning pregnancy during the study, or lactating;
    17.)Participation in other investigational drug studies or use of other investigational drugs within the previous 30 days prior to randomization;
    18.)History of psychosis;
    19.)A diagnosis of dementia;
    20.)Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) total score < 24 at Screening (Visit 1);
    21.)History of major depression and/or seasonal depression;
    22.)History of drug or alcohol dependency within 6 months prior to signing the informed consent form;
    23.)Inability to comply with the protocol
    24.)Any other clinically significant medical or psychiatric condition or laboratory assay abnormality, which would interfere with the patient’s ability to participate in the study, increase the risk associated with study participation or study drug administration or may interfere with the interpretation of study results and, in the judgment of the investigator, would make the patient inappropriate for entry into the study.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    The primary endpoint of this study is to determine the change in parts I, II, and III UPDRS at 15 months relative to baseline value as performed by an independent blinded rater
    E.6 and E.7 Scope of the trial
    E.6Scope of the trial
    E.6.1Diagnosis No
    E.6.2Prophylaxis Yes
    E.6.3Therapy Yes
    E.6.4Safety Yes
    E.6.5Efficacy Yes
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic No
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic No
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response No
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic No
    E.6.13Others Yes
    E.6.13.1Other scope of the trial description
    Quality of life, DAT SPECT Imaging assessent
    E.7Trial type and phase
    E.7.1Human pharmacology (Phase I) No
    E.7.1.1First administration to humans No
    E.7.1.2Bioequivalence study No
    E.7.1.3Other No
    E.7.1.3.1Other trial type description
    E.7.2Therapeutic exploratory (Phase II) No
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) No
    E.7.4Therapeutic use (Phase IV) Yes
    E.8 Design of the trial
    E.8.1Controlled Yes
    E.8.1.1Randomised Yes
    E.8.1.2Open No
    E.8.1.3Single blind No
    E.8.1.4Double blind Yes
    E.8.1.5Parallel group Yes
    E.8.1.6Cross over No
    E.8.1.7Other No
    E.8.2 Comparator of controlled trial
    E.8.2.1Other medicinal product(s) No
    E.8.2.2Placebo Yes
    E.8.2.3Other No
    E.8.3 The trial involves single site in the Member State concerned No
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned Yes
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.6 Trial involving sites outside the EEA
    E.8.6.1Trial being conducted both within and outside the EEA Yes
    E.8.6.2Trial being conducted completely outside of the EEA Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.6.3If E.8.6.1 or E.8.6.2 are Yes, specify the regions in which trial sites are planned
    E.8.7Trial has a data monitoring committee Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.8 Definition of the end of the trial and justification where it is not the last visit of the last subject undergoing the trial
    Visit 15 which is the last visit
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years2
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months1
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years2
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months1
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 No
    F.1.1.1In Utero No
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) No
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) No
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) No
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) No
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) No
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) Yes
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.2 Gender
    F.2.1Female Yes
    F.2.2Male Yes
    F.3 Group of trial subjects
    F.3.1Healthy volunteers No
    F.3.2Patients Yes
    F.3.3Specific vulnerable populations Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception For clinical trials recorded in the database before the 10th March 2011 this question read: "Women of childbearing potential" and did not include the words "not using contraception". An answer of yes could have included women of child bearing potential whether or not they would be using contraception. The answer should therefore be understood in that context. This trial was recorded in the database on 2006-03-30. Yes
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.3Pregnant women No
    F.3.3.4Nursing women No
    F.3.3.5Emergency situation No
    F.3.3.6Subjects incapable of giving consent personally No
    F.3.3.7Others No
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state35
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 300
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 500
    F.5 Plans for treatment or care after the subject has ended the participation in the trial (if it is different from the expected normal treatment of that condition)
    Expected normal treatment of the disease
    G. Investigator Networks to be involved in the Trial
    N. Review by the Competent Authority or Ethics Committee in the country concerned
    N.Competent Authority Decision Authorised
    N.Date of Competent Authority Decision2006-05-08
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2006-08-04
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2009-04-22
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