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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2010-023587-40
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:MA25522
    National Competent Authority:Italy - Italian Medicines Agency
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2011-04-27
    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 ConcernedItaly - Italian Medicines Agency
    A.2EudraCT number2010-023587-40
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A randomized, double-blind, parallel-group study of the reduction of signs and symptoms during treatment with tocilizumab versus adalimumab, both in combination with MTX, in patients with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis and an inadequate response to treatment with only one TNF inhibitor.
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    ND
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberMA25522
    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 SponsorF. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
    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 Yes
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name RoActemra
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderRoche Registration Limited
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationUnited Kingdom
    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.3.4Pharmaceutical form Concentrate for solution for infusion
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPIntravenous use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNtocilizumab
    D.3.9.1CAS number 375823-41-9
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeRo 487-7533/F01
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number200
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin No
    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 No
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product No
    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 Yes
    D.3.11.13.1Other medicinal product typeanticorpo monoclonale umanizzato recettore dell`interleuchina 6 (IL-6)
    D.IMP: 2
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleComparator
    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 Humira
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderAbbott Laboratories Ltd.
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationUnited Kingdom
    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.3.4Pharmaceutical form Solution for injection
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPSubcutaneous use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNAdalimumab
    D.3.9.1CAS number 331731-18-1
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeRO 551-6922
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number40
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin No
    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 No
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product No
    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 Yes
    D.3.11.13.1Other medicinal product typeAnticorpo monoclonale umano
    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 placeboConcentrate for solution for infusion
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboIntravenous use
    D.8 Placebo: 2
    D.8.1Is a Placebo used in this Trial?Yes
    D.8.3Pharmaceutical form of the placeboSolution for injection
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboSubcutaneous use
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Rheumatoid arthritis
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 13.1
    E.1.2Level PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10039073
    E.1.2Term Rheumatoid arthritis
    E.1.2System Organ Class 10028395 - Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    To assess the efficacy of treatment with tocilizumab (TCZ) 8 mg/kg intravenously (iv) (every 4 weeks) versus adalimumab (ADA) 40 mg subcutaneously (sc) (every 2 weeks), both in combination with methotrexate (MTX), with regard to achievement of clinical remission as measured by Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS28) <2.6 at the end of 24 weeks of treatment in patients with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have had an inadequate efficacy response to treatment with only one tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor (other than ADA).
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    To compare the effects of TCZ and ADA by assessing: • Efficacy parameters at week 24 by using American College of Rheumatology (ACR)criteria, European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) criteria, low disease activity scores, patient-reported health assessments (Health Assessment Questionnaire[HAQ],Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue questionnaire [FACIT-Fatigue Scale], Short Form-36 [SF-36], Routine Assessment of Patient Index Data [RAPID3]). • Change of haemoglobin levels at week 24 vs baseline. • Safety throughout the study.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1. Able and willing to give written informed consent and comply with the requirements of the study protocol. 2. Rheumatoid arthritis of ≥6 months duration diagnosed according to the revised 1987 ACR (Appendix 2). 3. Receiving treatment on an outpatient basis. 4. Age ≥18 years. 5. Have experienced an inadequate response due to inefficacy of treatment with only one approved anti-TNF agent (etanercept, infliximab, golimumab or certolizumab) other than ADA and were treated according to the respective Summary of Product Characteristic (SmPC) and the Prescribing Information (PI) for at least 3 months and not more than 15 months prior baseline. Patients should be randomized in the study without going through TNF inhibitor wash-out. The time between the last dose of TNF inhibitor and the randomization in the study should be between 1 and 8 weeks depending on the approved dosing interval as reported in the SmPC and PI. 6. Have received MTX for at least 12 weeks immediately prior to baseline, of which the last 8 weeks prior to baseline must have been at a stable dose of between 10 and 25 mg/week (by mouth [p.o.] or parenteral). 7. DAS28 score at baseline >3.2. 8. Oral corticosteroids (≤10 mg/day prednisone or equivalent) and NSAIDs (up to the maximum recommended dose) are permitted if the dose has been stable for at least 6 weeks prior to baseline. 9. Females of child-bearing potential may participate in this trial only if using reliable means of contraception (e.g. physical barrier [patient and partner], contraceptive pill or patch, spermicide and barrier, or IUD). 10. Females of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test at screening.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    1. Major surgery (including joint surgery) within 8 weeks prior to screening or planned surgery within 6 months following randomization. 2. Rheumatic autoimmune disease other than RA. 3. Functional class IV as defined by the ACR Criteria for Classification of Functional Status in Rheumatoid Arthritis. 4. Prior history of or current inflammatory joint disease other than RA. 5. History of severe allergic or anaphylactic reactions to human, humanized or murine monoclonal antibodies including TCZ. Hypersensitivity to the active substance or to latex or to any of the excipients. 6. Evidence of serious uncontrolled concomitant cardiovascular (including moderate to severe heart failure [NYHA class III/IV]), nervous system, pulmonary (including obstructive pulmonary disease), renal, hepatic, endocrine (including uncontrolled diabetes mellitus), or gastrointestinal disease. 7. Uncontrolled disease states, such as asthma, psoriasis or inflammatory bowel disease where flares are commonly treated with oral or parenteral corticosteroids. Current liver disease as determined by investigator. (Patients with prior history of ALT elevation will not be excluded.) 8. Known active current or history of recurrent bacterial, viral, fungal, mycobacterial or other infections (including but not limited to tuberculosis and atypical mycobacterial disease, clinically significant abnormalities on chest x-ray (CXR) as determined by the investigator, hepatitis B and C, and herpes zoster, but excluding fungal infections of nail beds), or any major episode of infection requiring hospitalization or treatment with iv antibiotics within 4 weeks of screening or oral antibiotics within 2 weeks prior to screening. 9. Active TB requiring treatment within the previous 3 years. Patients previously treated for TB with no recurrence in the past 3 years are permitted. Patients who have a positive purified protein derivative (PPD) tuberculin skin test and have not been adequately treated for TB must be treated for latent TB with isoniazid (INH) for 1 month prior to enrollment whether or not they have been vaccinated in the past. Patients with a positive PPD that is ≥5mm at screening are not eligible for the study unless they begin treatment for latent TB with INH a minimum of 1 month prior to enrollment in the trial. The required total INH treatment duration is 9 months. Patients who had received BCG vaccination in the past should be screened using interferon-based testing (see section 5.3.2 for further details). Patients must have a negative CXR at enrollment. 10. Primary or secondary immunodeficiency (history of or currently active). 11. Evidence of active malignant disease, malignancies diagnosed or treated within the previous 10 years including hematologic malignancies and solid tumors (except basal cell carcinoma of the skin that has been excised and cured), or breast cancer diagnosed or treated within the previous 20 years. 12. History of diverticulitis, diverticulosis or chronic ulcerative lower GI disease such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, GI bleeding or other symptomatic lower GI conditions that might predispose to perforations. 13. Pregnant women or nursing (breast-feeding) mothers. 14. History of alcohol, drug or chemical abuse within the 6 months prior to screening. 15. Neuropathies or other painful conditions that might interfere with pain evaluation. 16. Patients with lack of peripheral venous access. 17. Body weight of >150 kg.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    The primary endpoint is the proportion of patients achieving clinical remission, defined as DAS28<2.6, at Week 24.
    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 Yes
    E.6.4Safety Yes
    E.6.5Efficacy Yes
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic Yes
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic Yes
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response No
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic Yes
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic No
    E.6.13Others Yes
    E.6.13.1Other scope of the trial description
    Quality of Life, exploratory biomarkers (DNA and non-DNA)
    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 No
    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) Yes
    E.8.2.2Placebo No
    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.8.4.1Number of sites anticipated in Member State concerned11
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA66
    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 No
    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
    La fine dello studio coincidera` con la LPLV o con la decisione dello Sponsor di interrompere il programma di sviluppo del farmaco.
    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 months3
    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 months3
    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 Yes
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception No
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception Yes
    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 state40
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 280
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 700
    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 Decision2011-03-10
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2011-03-10
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
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