Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Trial Seeking Participants
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting small joints in the hands and feet that affects about 1.5 million people in the United States today.
There is a clinical study available to those with Rheumatoid Arthritis, where the purpose of the study is to compare the proposed biosimilar study drug rituximab (GP2013) against a standard approved treatment rituximab (Rituxan®) to see if the study drug is as safe and effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis.
More about the study:
- The study drug (GP2013 and Rituximab) is administered by IV Injection (IV).
- At least 174 people have already taken this drug in clinical trials
If you are interested, the full study details and eligibility criteria are listed here.
- be at least 18 years old
- have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis for at least 6 months
- have had inadequate response or intolerance to DMARDs (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs) and 1 – 3 anti-TNF (tumor necrosis factor) therapies
- have received methotrexate for at least 4 months with 25 mg/week as the maximal dose
Participants must not:
- have significant liver disease, or congestive heart failure
- be taking a high potency of opioid analgesics (e.g. methadone, hydromorphone, morphine)
If you’re not familiar with clinical trials, here are some FAQs:
What are clinical trials?
Clinical trials are research studies to determine whether investigational drugs or treatments are safe and effective for humans. All new investigational medications and devices must undergo several clinical trials, often involving thousands of people.
Why participate in a clinical trial?
You will have access to new investigational treatments that would be available to the general public only upon approval. You will also receive study-related medical care and attention from clinical trial staff at research facilities. Clinical trials offer hope for many people and an opportunity to help researchers find better treatments for others in the future.
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