Expanded Access to Investigational Drugs for Treatment Use - Q&A

This guidance provides information for industry, researchers, physicians, institutional review boards (IRBs), and patients about the implementation of FDA’s regulations on expanded access to investigational drugs for treatment use under an investigational new drug application (IND) (21 CFR part 312, subpart I), which went into effect on October 13, 2009. Since 2009, FDA has received a number of questions concerning implementation of the regulations. As a result, FDA is providing guidance in a question and answer format, addressing the most frequently asked questions.