Pharming Group N.V in association with HAEi announce the appointment of Inceptua Medicines Access as their new distribution partner for the “HAEi Global Access Program” (HAEi GAP) enabling patients in all countries where Pharming’s product RUCONEST is not commercially available to gain access to the drug through an ethical and regulatory compliant mechanism. It is the only known program of this type which has been initiated through a patient group.
The program is the only Global Access Program in HAE. There is currently no cure for HAE, but certain treatments exist to prevent and ease attacks. These treatments are not licensed or available in all countries worldwide, leaving patients unable to prepare for and treat attacks.
RUCONEST is the first treatment to be made available through the HAEi GAP program in countries where it is not commercially available. RUCONEST is a recombinant human C1- inhibitor, approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of acute attacks of HAE.
Physicians wishing to request RUCONEST for their patients through the HAEi GAP program should contact HAEiGAP@inceptua.com or alternatively ring +44 20 3910 7670. Please note that direct patient inquiries cannot be handled.
“HAEi exists to support patients with HAE gain access to HAE therapies to improve their quality of life and potentially be life-saving in the case of a laryngeal attack,” commented Henrik Balle Boysen, HAEi Executive Director. “Through this partnership with Pharming Group N.V. and Inceptua Medicines Access, physicians, who may otherwise have no access to modern HAE therapies, have the opportunity to request RUCONEST for their patients, effective immediately.”
“We are delighted to announce, in association with HAEi, that Inceptua Medicines Access are our new trusted distribution partner, offering a very tailored solution, providing navigation support to physicians in an ethical and regulatory compliant way to gain access to this urgently-required treatment for their patients,” said Paul Janssen, Pharming Group N.V., Vice-President Commercial Operations Europe and ROW.
Mark Corbett, Executive Vice-President, Inceptua Medicines Access commented: “We are providing a transformational approach to medicines access, we will strive to provide unrivaled service in navigating access to RUCONEST for the treatment of patients in need. We are delighted to work with both HAEi and Pharming in delivering what is the only known Medicines Access Program instigated by a patient organization. We will navigate access to this medicine with agility, quality, and regulatory compliance, ultimately to help the treatment of patients in need.”