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MAC research study - volunteers needed

MAC are looking for participants for a research study into a potential new drug for pain associated with fibromyalgia.  A summary of the study is below, including a link to the full details.  If you are interested in taking part please contact MAC directly.  Spaces are filling fast and a speedy response is recommended.

MAC Clinical Research are undertaking a 22 week study for people with pain associated with fibromyalgia. The study is being conducted at 300 centres worldwide (including the 4 MAC sites in Manchester,Blackpool, Leeds and Cannock).1200 people will be enrolled (600 already enrolled). The study is testing the safety, efficacy and tolerability of a new compound and patients who take part will be randomised into one of four possible groups:

  • placebo
  • 15mg study drug
  • 30mg study drug
  • 300mg pregabalin ( we wont know who is taking which )

There is a requirement for participants to come off the majority of their current pain medications ( this is not possible or desirable for some people and we are sensitive to this)There is also the possibility of a year long extension study after the 22 weeks for anyone who feels that they have gained some benefit(everyone in the extension will be on study drug). The study drug has previously been shown to have a better effect than placebo on patients with diabetic neuropathic pain and was generally safe and well tolerated. At MAC, we ask interested participants to attend for an informal 'chat visit' to broadly assess their suitability for the study and to go through the patient information in detail on a one to one basis to make sure that the individual makes an informed choice. If they remain interested in taking part after going away to think about it and discuss with family etc, we book a screening appointment where they again discuss with the study doctor prior to signing consent forms and starting the initial screening 'MOT'. Signing a consent form does not mean that a participant cannot come out of a study at any time of their choosing if it is not suiting them. Full details available: https://goo.gl/lJ4PqV

MAC Clinical Research
1st Floor Kaman Court
1 Faraday Way
01253 444451


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