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Call for Patients with Friedreich’s Ataxia

We are pleased to be able to announce today that Santhera Pharmaceuticals is now recruiting patients with Friedreich’s Ataxia in the United States, for a Phase III clinical research trial looking at the effects of idebenone on the nervous system and the heart.

We are looking for patients between the ages of 8 and 17 years who have been diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia.

To participate, you must be able to.

  • Walk at least 33 feet without accompanying person
  • Not have participated in the Phase II idebenone study sponsored by the NIH

About the study

  • Participation in the study is for 9 months; 6 of those months you will be treated
  • with study medication or placebo (an inactive pill with no drug in it)
  • There are 3 possible treatments: 2 different doses of idebenone or a placebo
  • There are 5 visits to the hospital
    • Travel costs are fully paid for, including hotel

Read More: Call for Patients with Friedreich’s Ataxia


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