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Resources: Compassionate Use
Sites for compassionate use, compassionate access, or expanded access protocols.
Note: This web site, ped-onc.org, does not host advertising, nor does it receive funding of any type from the display of commercial content or advertising. Many of the links on these resource pages could be construed as advertising, as I link to web sites of companies that will profit from the sale of goods or services to parents of children with cancer. My intent is not to benefit these companies, instead, my intent is to let parents know how to find sometimes unusual items that can help their children.
"CancerActionNOW.org helps cancer patients learn if they can access a scientifically-tested cancer drug before the therapy is FDA-approved and on the market. This early access is commonly called compassionate use."
"How to get Drugs not FDA Approved Yet" - Excellent information on this patient/parent-generated web site.
"The Abigail Alliance is dedicated to helping create wider access to developmental cancer drugs and other drugs for life threatening illnesses. The Abigail Alliance is promoting creative ways of increasing expanded access and compassionate use programs. We are working to help promote creative ideas to get promising new drugs to the market sooner."
Cancer.gov on new cancer treatments
Understanding the Approval Process for New Cancer Treatments: Special Needs.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
This organization helps qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private programs. Recommended by an ACOR listmember.
ClinicalTrials.gov - What is an Expanded Access Protocol?
"It is the fundamental right of every country to have access to the basic drugs that safeguard human life."
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Center for Drug Evaluation and Researchs.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Cancer Information Service factsheet entitled "Access to Investigational Drugs: Questions and Answers.
Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (Phrma)
New Medicines in Development. This is a very interesting site - you can search for new medicines in development by disease.
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