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Trend & Investment Report: Early & Managed Access Programmes

The number of named patient requests has increased overtime due to patients, advocacy groups and physicians becoming increasingly well informed on the developmental pipelines of pharma and biotechs across the world. To keep up with rising demands, pharma companies have had to invest heavily in Early Access Programmes to meet the unmet medical needs of patients who have exhausted all other roots of treatment.

Ahead of the Early and Managed Access Programmes Forum taking place this November in London, Pharma IQ have created an infographic detailing the industries outsourcing challenges and investment plans to help vendors navigate through this ever-changing market landscape.

Download our infographic to get the latest insights into:

  • The level to which pharma companies are running an active programme in the next 12 months.
  • The current capability of pharma companies to conduct an Early Access Programme in-house from end-to-end.
  • Which aspects of Early Access Programme require the support of external solution providers.
  • How much pharma companies are looking to invest into expanded and managed access programmes in the next 12-24 months.

European Regulatory Handbook for Early & Managed Access Programmes

With regulations differing between European countries, it’s no easy feat launching an early access programme internationally!

Ahead of the Early and Managed Access Programmes Forum taking place this November in London, Pharma IQ has gathered together key regulatory information you need at your fingertips when launching your programme into different European countries. Download the handbook to learn the key compliance requirements that surround the implementation of an early access programme in each country. 


Countries covered include:

  • United Kingdom
  • France 
  • Ireland
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • Austria
  • Italy 
  • Turkey

Five Key Steps for Early Managed Access Programmes

Managing an Expanded Access Programme can bring many challenges for pharma companies, such as navigating the complex regulatory landscape, logistical planning, ethical concerns and unsolicited requests from increasingly well-informed patients.

Pharma IQ spoke to Gregory Tuyteleers, Global Operations Lead, Managed Access at Janssen, to gain his expert recommendations on "5 Key Steps for Early Managed Access Programmes". In this checklist, Gregory leads us through crucial considerations including:

  • The need for a governance body
  • Adopting a company-wide approach to early access 
  • Compliance with regulations from country to country

Increasing patient therapy access through real -world therapeutic testing

Pharma IQ spoke exclusively to Martin Naley, US General Manager and Global Head of Business Development at myTomorrows about the challenges of increasing patient access to therapies through early access programmes. We also discussed the work that myTomrorows is doing to assist patient access through real world therapeutic testing and the key elements in building a framework for expanded access.

Leveraging Real World Data From Early Access Programmes

One of the key benefits of Early Access Programmes is that they allow companies to collect real world data from patients within the programme, which can help inform a product’s effectiveness and value proposition.

With insights from Tom Watson, Executive Vice President, Early Access Programmes, Bionical, in this article you will learn:

  • The benefits of gathering RWD during the testing phase
  • The preferred methods for RWD collection in patients with rare conditions 
  • The insights that RWD can provide to support expanded indication

Five Key Considerations for Early Access Programmes

Embarking on an Early Access Programme is challenging due to a number of factors, including navigating the complex regulatory landscape and the modality of providing access to patients. Ahead of her participation in the upcoming Early and Managed Access Programmes Forum, we spoke exclusively to Allison Morgan, Managing Director, Metis Clinical to discuss the key considerations that need to be taken prior to initiating an early access programme. 

This article will discuss: defining the nature of supply, considering the stage of drug development, anticipating for demand, planning for data capture restrictions and ethical considerations

Top 6 Factors To Consider In Your Forecasting Strategy

Pharmaceutical specialists, Dr. Carlos R. Camozzi and Ramana Sonty spoke to Pharma IQ in regards to the top 6 factors to consider in an early access programme planning strategy.

Five minutes with Vee Mapunde on: the growing influence of patient advocacy groups in Early Access Programmes

We had a chat with Vee Mapunde, Associate Consumer Lead at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) on the role of patient advocacy groups in the Early Access Prorammes landscape, their missions and the tools they have to fulfill them, ahead of the Early and Managed Access Programmes conference (24th-26th October 2017. The power is now shifting towards the patients, so what impact does this have on patient advocacy groups?

Early Access Programmes: Regulation Handbook - 2nd Edition

Ahead of this year’s Early Access Programmes Europe conference, Pharma IQ expands its regulatory handbook to develop the industry’s awareness of the various compliance requirements that surround the implementation of these programmes.

Three tips to ensure an ethical and sustainable Early Access Programme

Early and Managed Access Programmes can prolong the life of patients who have a life-threatening illness or a chronic or rare condition, by providing them access to investigational drugs. Their investigative nature does mean that ethical challenges often arise during their process. With this in mind, Pharma IQ have worked with industry and compiled three 'top tips' to ensure an ethical and sustainable Early Access Programme.

Past Presentation: Regulatory Complexity Within the European Framework, Katalin Kovacs

Katalin Kovacs' presentation from the Early and Managed Access Forum 2017 delves into the regulatory complexity of access within EU Law. Find out about the criteria for specific regulations such as Art. 5 (1) -Directive 2001/83EC) and Art. 83 of Regulation (EC) No 726/2004, and how these are used.