Syndax is committed to helping patients who have failed available therapies and may benefit from treatment access to the investigational therapies that we are developing in a manner that is both scientifically and ethically responsible. This Policy for Access to Investigational Agents describes the principles, criteria and government regulations that we will follow when considering a request for access to an investigational agent outside of a clinical trial.
- The investigational therapy must be in active clinical development. Syndax must be actively studying the investigational therapy in human subjects in the geography where drug is being requested. Restricting access to investigational therapies with active clinical programs ensures that there are personnel trained and responsible for the safe release of the investigational therapy.
- There must be sufficient clinical data to identify an appropriate dose (amount and frequency of the investigational therapy given) and appropriate formulation.
- The patient has undergone all appropriate standard of care treatments without success and no comparable or satisfactory alternative treatment/prophylaxis is available or exists to treat the disease or condition.
- The patient is ineligible for participation in any ongoing clinical study of the Syndax investigational product, which includes lack of access due to geographic limitations.
- The patient must have a serious disease or condition, and the treating physician must provide a scientifically justified rationale for the theoretical benefit that the investigational therapy could provide the patient.
- The potential patient benefit justifies the potential risks of the treatment use, and those potential risks are not unreasonable in the context of the disease or condition to be treated.
- The physician who requests access must be qualified, agree to directly supervise treatment, be willing to obtain relevant health authority approval/clearance, otherwise comply with relevant local and/or country regulations, and agree to follow Syndax policies applicable to expanded use in general and any conditions or restrictions set by Syndax for the particular drug and patient. The physician may be asked to comply with special monitoring procedures and to provide ongoing clinical information, as requested by Syndax. Such requests would be made in the interest of patient safety and ensuring that a positive benefit-risk ratio persists for the patient.
- After meeting the needs of clinical trials and other existing patients on therapy, Syndax must have a sufficient supply of the investigational therapy to reasonably accommodate the likely duration of treatment.