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A 12-week Study of 4 Doses of VX-509 in Subjects With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Identifier:
First received: January 18, 2010
Last updated: December 12, 2012
Last verified: December 2012
This study is designed to evaluate safety and assess initial efficacy of VX-509, a JAK3 inhibitor, for treatment of subjects with active RA. This study will assess the clinical response of 4 doses of VX-509 compared to placebo when administered for 12 weeks to patients with active RA. The study will also evaluate the safety and tolerability of VX-509 compared to placebo when administered for 12 weeks to subjects with active RA.

Condition Intervention Phase
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug: Placebo
Drug: VX-509
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 12-week, Double-blind, Randomized, Parallel-group, Placebo-controlled Study of 4 Doses of VX-509 in Subjects With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Further study details as provided by Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of subjects who achieve an ACR20 response [ Time Frame: Week 12 ]
  • Change from baseline in DAS28 [ Time Frame: Week 12 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of subjects who achieve an ACR50,70 response [ Time Frame: Week 12 ]
  • Proportion of subjects who achieve moderate or good EULAR response [ Time Frame: Week 12 ]
  • Magnitude of improvement in the components of the ACR response criteria [ Time Frame: Week 12 ]
  • Pharmacokinetics of VX-509 [ Time Frame: Week 6 ]
  • Pharmacodynamics (PD) of biomarker responses [ Time Frame: Week 6 ]

Enrollment: 206
Study Start Date: February 2010
Study Completion Date: July 2011
Primary Completion Date: July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 25 mg b.i.d. VX-509 Drug: VX-509
tablets, 25mg b.i.d. for 12 weeks
Experimental: 50 mg b.i.d. VX-509 Drug: VX-509
tablet, 50 mg b.i.d. for 12 weeks
Experimental: 100 mg b.i.d. VX-509 Drug: VX-509
tablet, 100 mg b.i.d. for 12 weeks
Experimental: 150 mg b.i.d. VX-509 Drug: VX-509
tablet, 150 mg b.i.d. for 12 weeks
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
tablet, placebo b.i.d. for 12 weeks


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All subjects must have been diagnosed with RA as defined by the ACR revised criteria with disease duration of at least 6 months from confirmed diagnosis
  • Subjects must have a swollen joint count of ≥6 out of 28 joints and tender joint count of ≥6 out of 28 joints. Joints that have had prior surgery are to be excluded from the joint count.
  • Baseline CRP level must be 1.5 times greater than the upper limit of normal at Screening.
  • Subjects must have failed at least 1 nonbiologic DMARD for any reason.
  • Subjects may have previously failed no more than 1 biologic DMARD and discontinued treatment for reasons other than inadequate response. Subjects must not have been treated with Rituximab previously.
  • Subjects must be willing to comply with contraception requirements.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with inflammatory rheumatological disorders other than RA.
  • History or evidence of a clinically significant disorder other than RA (including but not limited to cardiopulmonary, oncologic, renal, metabolic, hematologic or psychiatric disorders), condition or disease that, in the opinion of the investigator and medical monitor, would pose a risk to subject safety or interfere with the study evaluation, procedures, or completion.
  • Subjects with clinically important abnormalities in screening physical examination or in screening laboratory test results (including the presence of either hepatitis B surface antigen, hepatitis C virus antibody, or HIV types 1 -- Subjects with elevation in alanine aminotransferase or aspartate aminotransferase above the upper limit of normal.
  • History of hematologic disorders including neutropenia and thrombocytopenia.
  • Subjects with an acute or chronic active infection requiring systemic antimicrobial treatment, or subjects who are at high risk of developing an infection due to a compromised immune system. Antifungals for onychomycosis or low-dose antibiotics for rosacea, that are not inhibitors or inducers of CYP3A, will be allowed.
  • Subjects who require concomitant use of any inhibitors or inducers of cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A.
  • Subjects who have been treated with intra-articular injections of corticosteroids within 28 days prior to Day 1.
  • Subjects who have planned major surgery (e.g., joint replacement) or any procedures during the study.
  • Have received any live, attenuated vaccinations within 1 month prior to study drug administration.
  • History of drug or alcohol abuse or excessive alcohol as determined by the investigator, during the last 12 months before the screening visit.
  • History of TB infection of any kind (pulmonary or extrapulmonary, active or latent), regardless of history of anti-TB treatment.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01052194

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Study Director: Medical Monitor Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
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Responsible Party: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Identifier: NCT01052194     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VX09-509-101
2009-017438-32 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: January 18, 2010
Last Updated: December 12, 2012

Keywords provided by Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated:
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017