The Vitals

Drug Makers' Compassionate Use Postings Doubled Since September 2016

April 17, 2017
The number of companies that post an easily viewable compassionate use policy has more than doubled since September 2016, according to a study by Avalere. The study comes months after Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which contained a provision requiring manufacturers to post certain compassionate use policy information. In September 2016, Avalere found that only 19 percent of companies posted compassionate use policies in a survey of 100 websites of publicly traded pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Of the...

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