The main purpose of this study is to look at whether the study drug (compared to placebo) is safe, well-tolerated, and can prevent cartilage degradation and reduce osteoarthritis pain in the knee.
Clinical research studies like the Roccella study help determine how well a new drug works, how safe it is at a certain dose, and any side effects. Previous information suggests that the study drug may be safe and effective, but we cannot know for sure until it is taken as directed in a certain number of clinical research volunteers.
852 people from 12 countries are participating in this important research study. If you are one of them, your participation matters!
The study drug is designed to prevent more cartilage breakdown. It is not a pain medication. You should discuss knee pain management with your study doctor. To manage knee pain during the study, you may take the recommended nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Transportation service to and from study visits is available for all study participants. Ask your study coordinator for more information.