Clinical trials pre-approval access | Takeda Pharmaceutical
New medicines undergoing clinical development are often referred to as “investigational medicines” before approval by a regulatory body such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the United States, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the European Union, and the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) for Japan. Clinical trials are the most common route for patient access to investigational medicines. Participation in clinical trials is vital to the evaluation of safety and effectiveness of new medicines. Takeda encourages patients to discuss with their licensed healthcare professional whether participating in a clinical trial could be a potential option for them. Information about Takeda’s open clinical trials is available on the Takeda Clinical Trials website or on www.clinicaltrials.gov.
In some cases, Takeda may be able to provide patients access to its investigational medicines outside of a clinical trial if certain conditions are met. The use of investigational medicines outside of a clinical trial is known under various terms such as Pre-Approval Access, Expanded Access, or Named Patient Programs (also widely referred to as compassionate use). A patient’s treating physician may submit a request to Takeda under these circumstances, and Takeda will review each such request taking into account a number of criteria that include but are not limited to:
Patient must have a serious, life-threatening or severely debilitating disease
Patient must be unable to participate in a clinical trial due to eligibility criteria or other reasons
No satisfactory or comparable alternative treatment options are available
Potential benefits of treatment with the investigational medicine outweigh the potential risks and an appropriate dose has been established, both in the determination of Takeda
Adequate supply is available to support e.g. clinical development activities and pre-approval access
Such access must be allowed under local country laws and regulations
To request pre-approval access to an investigational medicine a licensed healthcare professional should contact Takeda by emailing [email protected]. Takeda will make every effort to respond as promptly as possible, usually within three business days. In addition, more information on existing Pre-Approval/Expanded Access Programs in the U.S. may be found by searching for Expanded Access records on www.clinicaltrials.gov.