Phyl starts a clinical drug trial

TO:  Our Family

FROM:  John

We finally got the appointment to begin the clinical trial on Amylyx on Monday.  Phyl will be the forth person in the world to take this new experimental drug.  It seems the first three people to get it from UMass Medical found the taste horrible.  The company has redesigned the drug to taste better (we hope) and they are ready to continue the treatments again.  It is a powder she mixes with water daily. If you want to read about the drug, see:

Phyl is a bit worried about her potential reaction to the drug.  It is
composed of two other drugs that have been tested on humans individually but not together.  Most people have tolerated the two drugs but some have had nausea.  She has a very sensitive stomach and expects to react badly (that is if she doesn’t get the placebo)!



They hope to signup about 150 participants in the trial from all over
the U.S., with 50 getting the placebo and 100 or so getting the drug.
She took one of the approved ALS drugs a few months ago and reacted badly.   The neurologist at UMass Medical, Robert Brown, seems pretty high on this drug so we are trying to be hopeful.

Prayers are welcome…..  love to you all.


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