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AndyT
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My friend in the pharma business told me that even though dabrafenib/trametinib is approved in EU, it may take a while (some months) until they actually “hit” the shelves. In the meantime as far as I know there are good chances that you get the medication on a compasionate use basis, it could be faster. As far as I know (please other form users correct me if I am wrong), the oncologists have to apply for compasionate use to the pharma company, there is some involment of the ethics commission, but once this is approved they can get it rather quickly – especially in cases where medication is close to approval/actual use, which is the case with dabrafenib/trametinib.