Compassionate use - Medical need

The Royal Decree of 25 April 2014 (RD in French version) amending the Royal Decree of 14 December 2006 on medicinal products for human and veterinary use (RD in french version) was published in the Belgian Official Journal on 12 June 2014 and comes into effect on 1 July 2014.

All compassionate use programs and medical need programs submitted from that date must follow the procedure described in that text.

The FAMHP will request a contribution for each file submitted. The FAMHP requests no longer to make advance payments, but to wait for the invoice (or invitation to pay) with structured notice for the payment. More information about the new method can be found here. The amount of the contribution for Unmet Medical Need files can be found here. Please indicate in the cover letter to whom the invoice should be sent.

The guidance describing, among others, the process to submit a compassionate use program and medical need program is here available. You will also find below, the appendices of this new guidance :

  • CUP-UMN guidance
  • Annex I :     Royal Decree of 25 April 2014 amending the Royal Decree of 14 December 2006 (french and dutch version)
  • Annex II :    Application form to request a Compassionate Use Program or a Medical Need Program
  • Annex III :   Template of Compassionate Use Program protocol
  • Annex IV :   Summarized information for publication (EN-FR-NL)
  • Annex V :    Labeling
  • Annex VI :   Template of Medical Need Program protocol
  • Annex VII :  CUP Physician Declaration
  • Annex VIII : MNP Physician Declaration
  • Annex IX : e-submission through the CESP
  • Annex X : Application form re-evaluation

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A list of frequently asked questions regarding the application for UMN can be found below and will be regularly updated :


Authorised programs

Commercial name Active substance Indication
Raxone® Idebenone Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) who completed DELOS study (SNT-III-003/ EudraCT 2009-012037-30)
Signifor LAR ® Pasireotide Patients with acromegaly who are inadequately controlled with 1st generation somatostatin analogues
Blincyto® Blinatumomab Adults with B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in complete hematological remission defined as less than or equal to 5% blasts in the bone marrow after at least three intense chemotherapy blocks and presence of minimal residual disease (MRD) at a level10-4
Metycor® Metyparone Endogenous Cushing’s syndrome in patients who have completed the study extension period of the PROMPT clinical trial with metyrapone
Adjunctive treatment of partial-onset seizures with or without secondary generalisation in adults, adolescents and children from 4 years of age with epilepsy
COR-003 (2S,4R-ketoconazole)® COR-003 (2S,4R-ketoconazole) Endogenous Cushing’s Syndrome
Orkambi® lumacaftor 100mg / ivacaftor 125mg Treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) in patients 6 through 11 years of age who are homozygous for the F508del mutation in the CFTR gene.
Translarna® ataluren

Duchenne muscular dystrophy resulting from a nonsense mutation in the dystrophin gene, inambulatory patients aged 5 years and older for patients who have been treated with this medicinal product as part of the clinical trials (studies 019 and 020E) that are currently in the close-out process.


Asfotase alfa

long-term enzyme replacement therapy in patients with - hypophosphatasia (HPP) in whom the first symptoms presented before the age of 18, to treat the bone manifestations of the disease.

Revlimid® Lenalidomide Diffuse large B cell lymphoma in patients who already received at least two prior treatment lines
iNOmax® iNOmax

patients who suffer from pulmonary hypertension associated with COPD and who participated in the PULSE-COPD-007 study

Alpelisib® Alpelisib In combination with fulvestrant or letrozole for postmenopausal women and men with endocrine resistant hormone receptor-positive (HR+) HER2-negative (HER2-) metastatic breast cancer, who have recurrence or progressed after at least 3 lines of systemic treatment for advanced or metastatic disease, and who harbor specific PIK3CA hotspot mutations.

Velmanase alfa®

Velmanase alfa

Treatment of non-neurological manifestations in patients with mild to moderate alpha-mannosidosis
Erleada® Apalutamide in combination with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for the treatment of adult patients having castration resistant prostate cancer with PSADT ≤ 10 months and no detected metastases using imaging as per physician’s clinical practice.
Gilteritinib (ASP2215) gilteritinib (ASP2215) treatment of patients with FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3)-mutated relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) without access to comparable or alternative therapy
Tecentriq® Atezolizumab

In combination with bevacizumab, paclitaxel and carboplatin, for the first-line treatment of adult patients with stage IV or recurrent metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and whose tumors express PD-L1 < 50% with no EGFR or ALK positive tumors.

Jakavi Ruxolitinib Treatment of patients with corticoid-refractory chronic graft vs. host disease after allogeneic stem cell transplantation, who cannot be adequately treated with commercially available alternatives.
Ocaliva® Obeticholic acid

Treatment of patients with Primary Biliary cholangitis who completed the Long-Term Safety Extension of the POISE phase 3 trial (747-301 / EudraCT 2011-004728-36)

Jakavi Ruxolitinib Treatment of patients with corticoid-refractory acute graft vs. host disease after allogeneic stem cell transplantation, who cannot be adequately treated with commercially available alternatives.
Privigen Human immunoglobuline Treatment of bleeds in patients with acquired von Willebrand syndrome.


Cemiplimab Treatment of patients with metastatic or locally advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma who are not candidates for curative surgery or curative radiation.
Olorofim F901318 Treatment of invasive fungal infections due to Lomentospora prolificans, Scedosporium spp., Aspergillus spp., and other resistant fungi in patients lacking suitable alternative treatment.
Hemlibra Emicizumab Routine prophylaxis of bleeding episodes in patients with hemophilia A with factor VIII inhibitors. Hemlibra can be used in all age groups.


Axicabtagene ciloleucel Treatment of aggressive conditions in adults with primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL) affecting your lymph tissue (part of the immune system) that affects a type of white blood cell called B lymphocytes and other organs in your body.
Myalepta Metreleptine Treatment of patients with generalized lipodystrophy or patients with partial lipodystrophy and uncontrollable metabolic disorders.
Esbriet Pirfenidon Treatment of adult patients with unclassifiable interstitial lung disease (uILD) and who exit trial MA39189.
Lorlatinib Lorlatinib (PF-06463922) Metastatic NSCLC (Stage IV, AJCC v7.0) that carries an ALK rearrangement or that carries a ROS1 rearrangement
Vitrakvi Larotrectinib Treatment of adult and paediatric patients with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors with a Neurotrophic Tyrosine Receptor Kinase (NTRK) gene fusion that cannot be treated satisfactorily with the available treatment options
Esbriet pirfenidone treatment of patients with advanced idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and risk of group 3 pulmonary hypertension (i.e. pulmonary hypertension occurring secondary to lung disease and/or hypoxia) and exiting study MA29957
Fremanezumab (TEV-48125) Fremanezumab (TEV-48125) Patients with episodic migraine or chronic migraine who have successfully completed (per protocol) Study TV48125‐CNS‐30051 or the treatment phase of Study TV48125‐CNS‐30068.
Humira® adalimumab Moderately to severely active Ulcerative Colitis in paediatric patients.
Opdivo nivolumab Treatment of adult patients with unresectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma who have progressed after at least one line of treatment including a platinum-based doublet chemotherapy.
Tecentriq Atezolizumab Treatment of first line for adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic, positive PD-L1, triple negative breast cancer, in combination with nab-paclitaxel.
Siponimod BAF312 Treatment for adult patients with Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS).
Xarelto Rivaroxaban

Co-administered with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), for the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) at high risk of ischaemic events

Polivy® Polatuzumab vedotin

In combination with bendamustine and rituximab for relapsed or refractory adult patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) who are not candidates for hematopoietic stem cell transplant and have been treated with at least two prior lines of therapy.

Fycompa® Perampanel Partial onset seizures for patients who have previously participated in Study 311 and are aged <12 years.
Keytruda® Pembrolizumab In combination with platinum and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) chemotherapy for the first-line treatment of recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in adults with a PDL-1 CPS score=0.
Erleada® apalutamide

in combination with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for the treatment of adult patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC).

LYNPARZA olaparib maintenance treatment of adult patients with advanced (FIGO stages III and IV) BRCA1/2-mutated (germline and/or somatic) high-grade epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer who are in response (complete or partial) following completion of first-line platinum-based chemotherapy
Ipatasertib (MO40153) Ipatasertib (MO40153) in combination with paclitaxel in PIK3CA/AKT1/PTEN altered, locally advanced or metastatic, triple-negative breast cancer or hormone-receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer.
esketamine esketamine treatment-resistant depression (Major Depressive Disorder in adults who have not responded to at least two different treatments with antidepressants in the current moderate to severe depressive episode).
Aubagio® teriflunomide Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis in the pediatric population.
Entrectinib Entrectinib treatment for adult patients, with NTRK fusion-positive, locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors.
RoActemra tocilizumab treatment of patients 50 years or older with active Giant Cell Arteritis who cannot be adequately treated with the current standard GC therapy.
Kadcyla trastuzumab emtansine as a single agent for the adjuvant treatment of adult patients with HER2 positive early breast cancer who have residual invasive disease, in the breast and/or lymph nodes, after neoadjuvant taxane-based and HER2-targeted therapy.
Hemlibra emicizumab

Routine prophylaxis of bleeding episodes in patients with severe haemophilia A without factor VIII inhibitors and with inadequate response on their current treatment.

On hold programs

Closed programs

Last updated on 11/02/2020