For Patients

Learn About Expanded Access and Other Treatment Options

When a patient does not respond to current approved treatments for a variety of reasons, other options still may be available. For serious and life-threatening illnesses, some patients may want to talk to their Healthcare Provider about trying an investigational drug either through a clinical trial or expanded access, or trying an approved drug that is used for a different purpose than what is listed on the FDA-approved drug label (this use is called off-label).



Understanding Expanded Access (Compassionate Use)

Understand what Expanded Access or Compassionate Use is and what role manufacturers have in making investigational new drugs available to treat a patient(s) with a serious disease or condition who cannot participate in a controlled clinical trial.


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Understanding Investigational Drugs and Off Label Use of Approved Drugs

It is helpful to really understand what an investigational drug is before deciding that one might be right for you. Learn the basics of what they are and how you can get access.


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