expanded access

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expanded access

Any of several methods used by the FDA to make experimental treatments available to patients who have failed conventional treatments and are not participating in formal clinical trials.
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Industry-sponsored, expanded access trial enrollment, by phase
The protocol for the expanded access trial of Synovir is complementary to Celgene's placebo-controlled HIV wasting trial and provides patients who fail to meet admission criteria of that study access to the drug.
FDA approved a request to recover costs of providing its experimental thalidomide drug (Synovir(TM)) to AIDS patients eligible for entry into the company's expanded access trial for cachexia, a severe wasting condition.
These data are consistent with the experience in the Bevacizumab Expanded Access Trial (BEAT) [2] and with data from the MD Anderson Cancer Center presented by Kesmodel in 2007 [3].
By comparison, patient enrollment consumes a much smaller slice of expanded access trial timelines.
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