Sage is committed to discovering, developing and commercializing novel medicines to transform the lives of patients with life-altering brain health disorders. As part of this mission, we conduct clinical trials to determine if our investigational medicines are safe and effective for patients with a particular disease, disorder or condition which may allow us to seek the necessary regulatory approvals to provide wide access to these medicines.
We understand that, in some cases, patients with serious diseases or conditions may not be eligible for clinical trials and may not have other treatment options. Under very limited circumstances, we may consider making investigational medicines available for qualifying patients to treat a serious disease or condition outside of a clinical trial prior to regulatory approval. This type of access is often referred to as “early access,” “expanded access” or “compassionate use.” The following criteria must typically be met before we will consider making one of our investigational medicines available to individuals under an early access program or EAP:
- The patient has a serious disease or condition, has exhausted all available treatment options, and is not eligible for any appropriate clinical trials.
- The investigational medicine is currently being studied, or has been studied, in clinical trials for the treatment of a disease or condition that is similar in type and stage to the indication for which the expanded access is sought.
- The request is made by a licensed physician who is qualified and knowledgeable in the treatment of the relevant disease or condition. Patients who are interested in understanding access options should speak with the physician overseeing their care.
- There is sufficient evidence that the potential benefit to the patient, taking into account available safety and efficacy information, would likely outweigh the potential risks to the patient.
- Adequate clinical data exist to support the appropriate dose amount and frequency of the investigational medicine and duration of treatment in the relevant disease or condition.
- There are adequate supplies of the investigational medicine to meet the needs of the early access program without impairing ongoing development, including ongoing and planned clinical trials.
- The requested use will not have the potential for a negative impact on broader development programs, including ongoing or planned clinical trials or regulatory filings designed to make the therapy available to many more patients.
- The proposed use will occur in a country where we plan to seek approval of the investigational medicine.
- The requested use complies with applicable laws and regulations.
Even if these criteria are met, there is no guarantee one of the investigational medicines would be made available through an EAP.
Sage does not have any open EAPs available at this time.
We will continue to evaluate the possibility of expanded access and will update our policy if our position changes. Additional information regarding our clinical studies can be found at www.clinicaltrials.gov. Healthcare providers can reach out to Sage Medical Information with Medical questions. We anticipate acknowledging receipt of questions within five business days.
We may revise this policy at any time consistent with applicable law and regulations.
Revised: December 2023