Information can be a patient and physician’s best ally, particularly when considering expanded access options. It can be challenging to find the appropriate resources when urgency from an illness or disease influences decision making. Trusted navigation tools can provide answers.

The FDA has an easily accessible, comprehensive expanded access guide for physicians, patients and industry.  Offering a broad range of information, the FDA Expanded Access (Compassionate Use) webpage explains which patients qualify for expanded access, the differing types of expanded access allowed, and various resources particularly designed for patients, physicians and industry. In addition, links to forms for applying for expanded access and contact information for submission of applications to the FDA are included.

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/PublicHealthFocus/ExpandedAccessCompassionateUse/default.htm

WCG Foundation’s specialized information for IRBs and physicians on expanded access is just one way that WCG Foundation helps desperately ill patients get access to experimental medicines.

 

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