OSTEOARTHRITIS

Disease modification in OA — will we ever get there?

No drugs are currently approved that change the natural course of osteoarthritis (OA) and translate to long-term, clinically relevant benefits. Two-stage clinical trial designs for OA have now received FDA approval, but remaining challenges lie in defining suitable study populations, surrogate outcomes and pivotal long-term, clinically relevant trial endpoints.

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Fig. 1: Challenges for DMOAD trial design.

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