First-HD is a Phase III clinical research trial of an investigational drug called SD-809 Extended Release (ER) in persons who have a diagnosis of Huntington disease (HD). First-HD will look at how safe, tolerable and effective SD-809 ER is compared to placebo (inactive drug) in reducing chorea. First-HD will be enrolling participants across North America (United States and Canada) who have been diagnosed with HD and who have never taken tetrabenazine (Xenazine ®, Nitoman ®). Participants will be involved in this trial for approximately 4 months.
The First-HD Trial is being conducted by the Huntington Study Group (HSG) under the leadership of Samuel Frank, MD, Principal Investigator, (Boston University School of Medicine) and Claudia Testa, MD, PhD, co-Principal Investigator (Virginia Commonwealth University). Approximately 30 HSG research sites across the United States and Canada will enroll about 90 people with HD.
For: HD positive individuals who are experiencing symptoms of HD and have never taken Tetrabenazine. Click here for detailed eligibility information and exclusion criteria.
If interested, contact: Boston University Medical Center, Department of Neurology, 617-638-7736
HDSA Center of Excellence at
Massachusetts General Hospital
(For a description of the Trial click on the Trial Name)