How to proceed

This website section explains how your physician can request authorisation to prescribe to you a medicine on a compassionate basis. As the procedure varies from one country to another, different examples will be cited. Refer to the section on Resources to find out how to proceed in your country, when the information is available.

 

Your doctor may contact the company to verify if the medicine is available for compassionate use

The process to follow when no one has requested the medicine on a compassionate use basis before

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Your national competent authority has already accepted a Compassionate Use Programme

The process when a Compassionate Use Programme is already in place

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The specific case of a named-patient Compassionate Use Programme

Compassionate use on a named-patient basis is another possibility for early access to a medicinal product

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Ten tips for industry when planning a CUP

Not all companies organise their Compassionate Use Programmes in the same way.  Below are some tips, based upon our experience.

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