International Clinical Trials Day 2021

Neurological examination of patient

May 2021: Find out what's happening in Clinical Trials at the Anne Rowling Clinic.

Clinical Trials Day is celebrated on 20th May, marking the day in 1747 on which James Lind, born in Edinburgh, is believed to have begun the first known controlled trial. The trial compared different treatments for scurvy which was common among sailors in the British Royal Navy.

Our research

Clinical trials are a key point of what we offer at the Clinic. Some of our current clinical trials include:

MND-SMART an innovative clinical drugs trial testing potential new treatments that may slow, stop or reverse the progression of MND

MS-STAT2 a UK wide phase 3 clinical drug trial that is testing simvastatin, a drug used to lower cholesterol, in people with secondary progressive MS (SPMS)

DELIVER-MS a study that aims to show whether starting treatment with a highly effective disease-modifying treatment (DMT) improves the prognosis for people with MS.

You can find out more about our other studies and trials here

Upcoming clinical trials

MS clinical trials

We are excited to be one of the major recruiting sites for the OCTOPUS (MS) study, a world-first clinical trial to assess whether drugs already on the market can prevent MS from worsening over time and even reverse the disabilities it causes. More information on this clinical trial will be coming soon.

Parkinson's clinical trials

We will soon begin recruiting to three phase 3 clinical trials for Parkinson's - Exenetide-PD3 (Exenetide as a potential DMT), ADePT-PD (Escitalopram and Nortriptyline for depression), and CHIEF-PD (Rivastigmine for falls). More information on these three clinical trials will be coming soon.

This article was published on: Thursday, May 20, 2021