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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2005-005263-29
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:25-01
    National Competent Authority:UK - MHRA
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2005-12-09
    Trial 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 ConcernedUK - MHRA
    A.2EudraCT number2005-005263-29
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Multiple Sclerosis and Extract of Cannabis (MUSEC): A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase III trial to determine the efficacy and safety of a standardised oral extract of Cannabis sativa for the symptomatic relief of muscle stiffness and pain in Multiple Sclerosis.
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    MUSEC study
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code number25-01
    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 SponsorGesellschaft fuer klinische Forschung e.V. (Society for Clinical Research)
    B.1.3.4CountryGermany
    B.3.1 and B.3.2Status of the sponsorNon-Commercial
    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
    B.Sponsor: 2
    B.1.1Name of SponsorWELEDA AG
    B.1.3.4CountrySwitzerland
    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 Information not present in EudraCT
    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 nameCannador
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Capsule, soft
    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.3.9.2Current sponsor codeStandardised Cannabis Extract
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number50
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Yes
    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 Yes
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    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 placeboCapsule, soft
    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
    Multiple Sclerosis
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    To determine the efficacy of a standardised oral extract of Cannabis sativa compared to placebo on the relief of muscle stiffness (11-point Likert scale).
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    To determine effect of standardised extract of cannabis sativa (using 11-point Likert scale) on relief of body pain, amount of muscle stiffness, amount of body pain, relief and amount of spasms, relief and amount of sleep disturbances, disease-specific impact on life (Multiple Sclerosis Spasticity Scale [MSSS]-88 and Multiple Sclerosis Impact Scale [MSIS]-29), patient-rated ability to walk (Multiple Sclerosis Walking Scale [MSWS]-12).
    To determine the safety of standardised cannabis extract of cannabis sativa in treatment of multiple sclerosis for a preiod of 12 weeks
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study Information not present in EudraCT
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    -Signed informed consent.
    -Diagnosis of MS according to McDonald criteria.
    -Current muscle stiffness ≥4 on a 11-point categorical rating scale.
    -On-going troublesome muscle stiffness for at least 3 months before enrolling in the trial.
    -Stable disease for the previous 6 months in the opinion of the treating physician.
    -Antispasticity medication and physiotherapy stabilised for the last 30 days.
    -Patients may be ambulatory or not.
    -Age 18-64.

    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    -Immunosuppressants which may affect spasticity (including corticosteroids and interferon but excluding azathioprine) taken currently or in previous 30 days
    -Past or present history of psychotic illness.
    -Open / infected pressure sores or other source of chronic infection.
    -Significant fixed tendon contractures.
    -Severe cognitive impairment such that the patient is unable to provide informed consent.
    -History of clinically important renal, cardiovascular or neurol. diseases (apart from MS).
    -Malignancy within the past 2 years.
    -Cannabinoids taken currently or in previous 30 days.
    -Positive qualitative urinary test on cannabinoids at screening visit. (In this case a patient will be allowed to repeat the test at a second screening visit later.)
    -Known hypersensitivity to cannabinoids.
    -Current drug abuse, including alcohol abuse.
    -Laboratory parameters outside the following limits:
    Creatinine > 3x upper limit of normal
    Bilirubine > 3x upper limit of normal
    Transaminases > 5 x upper limit of normal
    -Anticipated immunisations within the 12 weeks of trial participation.
    -Other problems likely to make participation difficult at the discretion of the neurologist.
    -Women who are pregnant, lactating or not using adequate contraception.
    -Participation in other treatment studies currently or within the previous month.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    The primary efficacy variable is the change in muscle stiffness after a 12-weeks treatment compared to baseline.

    At the visit after twelve weeks of treatment patients will answer the following question using a categorical rating scale: “Compared with before the study started, my muscle stiffness over the last week has been…” This will be rated by the patient on a 11-point numerical Likert scale with 0 = very much better and 10 = very much worse; 5 = no difference.
    E.6 and E.7 Scope of the trial
    E.6Scope of the trial
    E.6.1Diagnosis No
    E.6.2Prophylaxis No
    E.6.3Therapy No
    E.6.4Safety Yes
    E.6.5Efficacy Yes
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic No
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic No
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response Yes
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic No
    E.6.13Others No
    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) Yes
    E.7.4Therapeutic use (Phase IV) No
    E.8 Design of the trial
    E.8.1Controlled Yes
    E.8.1.1Randomised Yes
    E.8.1.2Open Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.1.3Single blind Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.1.4Double blind Yes
    E.8.1.5Parallel group Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.1.6Cross over Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.1.7Other Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.2 Comparator of controlled trial
    E.8.2.1Other medicinal product(s) Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.2.2Placebo Yes
    E.8.2.3Other Information not present in EudraCT
    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.8.4.1Number of sites anticipated in Member State concerned22
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States No
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA22
    E.8.6 Trial involving sites outside the EEA
    E.8.6.1Trial being conducted both within and outside the EEA No
    E.8.6.2Trial being conducted completely outside of the EEA Information not present in EudraCT
    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
    The end of the study is defined as the last visit of the last subject undergoing the trial
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years1
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months6
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 No
    F.1.1.1In Utero Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) Yes
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Information not present in EudraCT
    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 2005-12-09. 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 state300
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 300
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 300
    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)
    The study sponsor is willing to provide study drug to patients on a compassionate-use basis, both from active and placebo groups, after completion of 12 weeks study participation. UK Home Office approval will be applied for by the chief investigator and every attempt will be made to facilitate drug supply after study completion. This compassionate use will be the sole responsibility of the treating physician.
    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 Decision2005-12-29
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2006-01-31
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2008-11-27
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