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A Study of ALKS 5461 for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) - the FORWARD-4 Study

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02158533
First Posted: June 9, 2014
Last Update Posted: March 2, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alkermes, Inc.
  Purpose
This study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of ALKS 5461.

Condition Intervention Phase
Major Depressive Disorder Drug: High Dose ALKS 5461 Drug: Low Dose ALKS 5461 Drug: Placebo Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 3 Efficacy and Safety Study of ALKS 5461 for the Adjunctive Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (the FORWARD-4 Study)

Further study details as provided by Alkermes, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in the Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) total score [ Time Frame: 11 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Response during randomized treatment [ Time Frame: 11 weeks ]
    Based on pre-specified decrease of MADRS total score

  • Remission during randomized treatment [ Time Frame: 11 weeks ]
    Based on pre-specified MADRS total score

  • Safety and tolerability will be assessed by incidence of adverse events (AEs) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Enrollment: 385
Study Start Date: May 2014
Study Completion Date: December 2015
Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: High Dose Drug: High Dose ALKS 5461
Sublingual tablet, taken once daily (in addition to open-label treatment with a commercially available antidepressant)
Other Name: ALKS 5461
Experimental: Low Dose Drug: Low Dose ALKS 5461
Sublingual tablet, taken once daily (in addition to open-label treatment with a commercially available antidepressant)
Other Name: ALKS 5461
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
Sublingual tablet, taken once daily (in addition to open-label treatment with a commercially available antidepressant)

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 18.0 to 40.0 kg/m2, inclusive
  • Agree to use an acceptable method of contraception for the duration of the study
  • Have a Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) primary diagnosis
  • Have no more than 2 inadequate responses to antidepressant therapy (ADT) in the current Major Depressive Episode (MDE)
  • Additional criteria may apply

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have a current primary Axis-I disorder other than MDD
  • Have used opioid agonists (eg, codeine, oxycodone, tramadol, morphine) or opioid antagonists (eg, naloxone, naltrexone) within 14 days
  • Have received electroconvulsive therapy treatment within the last 2 years or received more than one course of electroconvulsive treatment during lifetime
  • Have attempted suicide within the past 2 years
  • Have a positive test for drugs of abuse
  • Are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • Have a history of intolerance, allergy, or hypersensitivity to buprenorphine or opioid antagonists (eg, naltrexone, naloxone)
  • Have had a significant blood loss or blood donation within 60 days
  • Additional criteria may apply
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02158533


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Sponsors and Collaborators
Alkermes, Inc.
Investigators
Study Director: Sanjeev Pathak, MD Alkermes, Inc.
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Alkermes, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02158533     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ALK5461-205
First Submitted: June 5, 2014
First Posted: June 9, 2014
Last Update Posted: March 2, 2016
Last Verified: February 2016

Keywords provided by Alkermes, Inc.:
Major Depressive Disorder
Depression
Alkermes
ALKS 5461
Samidorphan

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease
Depressive Disorder
Depression
Depressive Disorder, Major
Pathologic Processes
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms