Your patients might still have options.
Gain access to medicines not yet approved in your country.
Medicine access delays cost lives.
The delay between medicine approvals and global availability can take up to 5 years, leaving patients with critical conditions empty-handed while further treatment options are available ‘overseas’.
Goes without saying thorough investigation within trusted frameworks before a medicine enters a market is needed. The lengthy processes after first approval should however not put patients' lives at risk.
Therefore physicians are ethically able and allowed to add such options to their toolbox to realize best health outcomes.
The Named Patient basis
According to medical ethical regulations physicians are allowed to prescribe unapproved medicines for their patients on the named patient import basis, a legal exception of the general rule that a medicine can only be marketed with market approval.
Visit our Legal Framework page to learn more.
You can contact TheSocialMedwork at [email protected] and we’ll provide you with the relevant legislation for your country.
The general requirements for the exception to import a non-approved medicine are:
- Your patient suffers from a life-threatening or debilitating disease;
- The medicine you want to prescribe is not (yet) available in your country but is approved elsewhere;
- This is the best treatment option in your opinion, no alternative is available;
- Personal use for an individual patient;
- You will write a prescription as well as, if needed, a brief explanation of your treatment/decision.
It is completely safe and legal for you as a physician to prescribe unlicensed or not yet approved medicines to your patients as long as you are prescribing what you believe is in the best interest of your patients in terms of their ongoing treatment and treatment results, according to high medical and ethical standards.
Prescribing medicines not yet approved in your country to your patient is done at your best judgement and discretion. Our physician support team, our legal & regulatory team as well as our sourcing team are here to answer any questions you might have.
Contact us at [email protected].
Professor Neil A. Shneider, MD
Director of the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig ALS-Center USA
“My experience with TheSocialMedwork has been excellent. My husband is battling ALS and they are able to source and deliver a very important product for us that is not available in the US. TheSocialMedwork is there for their patients throughout!”
Giselle Vargas, USA
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“I am very impressed by TheSocialMedwork’s team and their high level of professionalism as they were able to help me in a very delicate and crucial moment. I am a kidney transplant patient who needed a vaccine and an immunoglobulin which were not distributed in Bulgaria. I am amazed by these people’s dedication and a strong will to help anyone in need all around the globe.“
Georgi Toshev, Bulgaria
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“TheSocialMedwork has been amazing to deal with. They successfully sourced and delivered to me a medication available in Italy (but not USA). The communication and follow up is terrific. You can feel very comfortable dealing with them.”
Matt Hogan, USA
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Let us worry about regulations.
We have successfully delivered to more than 2.000 physicians in over 90 countries and know all the procedures and paperwork required in almost all the countries of the world.
Katrin Schepp, LL.M.
Learn from our medical advisor.
Our medical advisor will stand by and answer any questions you may have about the medicines on our websites.
Dr. Jan de Witt MD
Independent Medical Advisor
You’ll have dedicated care and support.
Our dedicated Patient & Physician support staff will help you the entire way. They will coordinate paperwork and deliveries until it's in the hands of your pharmacist.
Dr. Akshi Sudan
Patient & Physician Support Manager
Be confident that the medicines we supply are authentic.
We only supply the original manufactured medicines which are sourced through our audited GDP-compliant Full-line Wholesaler (FLW) network and a partner network of manufacturers.
Naomi Clery, Pharmacist
Sourcing and Procurement Manager