Study of the Safety of BEMA™ Fentanyl Use for Breakthrough Pain in Cancer Subjects on Chronic Opioid Therapy

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00293020
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 17, 2006
Results First Posted : October 5, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 5, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
BioDelivery Sciences International

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized;   Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment;   Masking: None (Open Label);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Conditions: Pain
Intervention: Drug: BEMA Fentanyl

  Participant Flow

Recruitment Details
Key information relevant to the recruitment process for the overall study, such as dates of the recruitment period and locations
The enrollment period was 3/14/06 - 6/13/08. Subjects were recruited from academic & private clinics in the US. Two groups of subjects were eligible for enrollment in this study. Subjects were eligible to enter this study following completion of the placebo-controlled study, FEN-201 or they were enrolled directly into this study.

Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
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Reporting Groups
Open Label Fentanyl Treatment BioErodible Muco Adhesive(BEMA) Fentanyl

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Open Label Fentanyl Treatment
STARTED   244 
Withdrawal by Subject                34 
Adverse Event                30 
Death                32 
Lack of Efficacy                12 
Lost to Follow-up                4 
Protocol Violation                6 
Physician Decision                21 
Other Reason                22 
No dose taken                1 

  Baseline Characteristics

Population Description
Explanation of how the number of participants for analysis was determined. Includes whether analysis was per protocol, intention to treat, or another method. Also provides relevant details such as imputation technique, as appropriate.
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Reporting Groups
Open Label Fentanyl Treatment BioErodible Muco Adhesive(BEMA) Fentanyl

Baseline Measures
   Open Label Fentanyl Treatment 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
[Units: Participants]
<=18 years   0 
Between 18 and 65 years   168 
>=65 years   75 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 58.0  (12.12) 
[Units: Participants]
Female   128 
Male   115 
Race (NIH/OMB) 
[Units: Participants]
American Indian or Alaska Native   0 
Asian   2 
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander   0 
Black or African American   23 
White   209 
More than one race   0 
Unknown or Not Reported   9 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
United States   243 

  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   Percentage of Participants With Adverse Events.   [ Time Frame: Participants were followed for the duration of the study, an average of 126 days ]

  Serious Adverse Events

  Other Adverse Events

  Limitations and Caveats

Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
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  More Information

Certain Agreements:  
Principal Investigators are NOT employed by the organization sponsoring the study.
There IS an agreement between Principal Investigators and the Sponsor (or its agents) that restricts the PI's rights to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.
The agreement is:
unchecked The only disclosure restriction on the PI is that the sponsor can review results communications prior to public release and can embargo communications regarding trial results for a period that is more than 60 days but less than or equal to 180 days. The sponsor cannot require changes to the communication and cannot extend the embargo.
unchecked Other disclosure agreement that restricts the right of the PI to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.

Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Andrew Finn, Pharm.D.
Organization: BioDelivery Sciences International
phone: 919-582-9050

Responsible Party: BioDelivery Sciences International Identifier: NCT00293020     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FEN-202
First Submitted: February 15, 2006
First Posted: February 17, 2006
Results First Submitted: February 13, 2012
Results First Posted: October 5, 2012
Last Update Posted: October 5, 2012