Mission Therapeutics Ltd. has reported clinical trial authorization (CTA) by the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for a first-in-human phase I study of MTX-325 for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Dosing is expected to commence in the first quarter of next year, with preliminary data to follow later in the year.
The U.S. FDA put out a safety warning Nov. 28 that antiseizure drugs levetiracetam and clobazam can cause a rare but serious hypersensitivity drug reaction that may start as a rash but can progress to injure internal organs. In addition, U.K. health care providers are being told to get a plan in place now to implement the first phase of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s new regulatory measures to reduce the risks of valproate, a treatment for epilepsy and bipolar disorder.
Ethris GmbH has received approval from the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to proceed with a first-in-human trial of its inhaled mRNA program, ETH-47, in healthy participants for the treatment and prophylaxis of respiratory viral infections.