Frequently Asked Questions

To participate in this study, you or a loved one must:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 85
  • Have Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Not be currently receiving dialysis

Have itching for at least 6 months

You will meet with a study coordinator at a study site location closest to you. You will learn more about the research study and the benefits and risks of participation.

The study coordinator or study doctor will review the Informed Consent Form with you. You will have the chance to ask any questions about this form, and sign once comfortable and willing to participate in the study. Assessments will be performed to see if you qualify for the clinical study.

The KICK studies, which will last up to 70 weeks, includes:

  • Screening and run-in period: up to 4 weeks
  • Treatment period: 12 weeks
  • Extension treatment period: up to 1 year

Participation in the study involves approximately 14 site visits and two telephone follow-up calls.


The study centers are located throughout the United States, including but not limited to the following states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia. You will be shown a few study centers closest to your home address. You will be able to choose which center you want to go.

You do not have to stop taking your medication unless you are advised to do so by the study center staff or your primary care physician.

No, there will be no cost to you for the study therapy or study procedures. You will be compensated appropriately for your time and transportation associated with the study visits.  

No, health insurance is not a requirement to participate in either study.

Refer A Friend

Do you know someone age 18 to 85 years of age that may have CKD? They may be eligible to participate in the study. Consider sharing information with them about how they can learn more.

Refiera a un amigo

¿Conoce a alguien de 18 a 85 años que pueda padecer ERC? Puede ser elegible para participar en el estudio. Considere compartirle cómo puede obtener más información.