Named Patient Programme (NPP) 09 Jun 2022

Named Patient Programme (NPP)

Everybody, no matter where or who they are, should have equal, fast and fair access to the latest and best healthcare.

However, patients can sometimes find themselves unable to access certain medicines in their own countries. In addition, sometimes, a required drug is in shortage or even discontinued.

So what’s the solution?

A Named Patient Programme (NPP) provides access to drugs that are approved and commercially available in one or more countries other than the patient’s home country. 

Since early 2016, COREX Logistics has offered a full cycle NPP service, helping patients and their healthcare providers access crucial, often life-saving healthcare options for personal use that may not otherwise have been available to them, in situations where there is no alternative in their home country.

COREX Logistics is the bridge between a patient whose health is clinically compromised and medicine that could radically improve or even save their life. 

We can help to source, procure, deliver and sort necessary paperwork. We have extensive experience in managing every aspect of the import of these unregistered drugs, including specialised transport and storage facilities, trackable processes, and all-important regulatory support and customs clearance.

In addition, we pride ourselves on having the local knowledge and insight to benefit patients and their healthcare providers according to their specific needs, all of which make us one of the top 3 suppliers in all NPP/MAP imports in the EMEA region.

There are advantages for sponsors too – in an ethical and regulated way, companies can provide drugs to markets in which they have not yet received approval but may plan to seek it. It can give them potentially valuable exposure to physicians and help build networks of Key Opinion Leaders and future advocates. There is sometimes revenue potential, plus patients may then move to the commercial drug once approval is obtained.

At COREX, we believe that being able to avail of a Named Patient Programme can bring patients and those who care for them choices and chances they may not have thought they had.

Most of all, it can bring hope and give everyone the shot at healthcare they deserve.

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COREX Logistics is a supply and logistics company with headquarters in Ireland, working with pharma and patients to facilitate improved healthcare worldwide.

Our expert international team works across an 80-country network, specialising in the EMEA region, providing the latest in clinical trial logistics technology and systems, cold-chain delivery, temperature-controlled transportation and storage services. From sourcing, procurement and customs clearance, to labelling, returns and destruction, we cover every link in the supply chain. We also run an established Named Patient Programme and provide Patient-Oriented services. With extensive knowledge and on-the-ground insight into our markets, we create innovative solutions with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of patients.

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