King Pharmaceuticals has initiated the Phase II trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of T-62, an investigational drug for the treatment of neuropathic pain.
Dr. Eric Carter, chief science officer of King, remarked, “T-62, a new chemical entity, is an adenosine A1 allosteric enhancer that increases the effectiveness of the body’s endogenous adenosine to treat neuropathic pain. The successful development of this product would address a substantial unmet medical need for more effective medicines to treat this serious condition.”
The Phase II trial is a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study assessing the analgesic efficacy and safety of T-62 in subjects with postherpetic neuralgia and its associated pain. The study is expected to enroll approximately 130 patients in as many as 20 study centers and will evaluate two doses of T-62 and placebo utilizing a parallel design. Each patient will complete a seven-day screening period, a 28-day treatment period, and a 14-day post-treatment period.