Pre-Approval Access to Investigational Medicines Policy

At NRx Pharmaceuticals, we are committed to including patients in need of potentially lifesaving cures in our development programs at the earliest opportunity. During the initial stages of development, this may take the form of “named patient” Investigational New Drug licensing that must be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on an individual basis. As development continues, we may initiate Expanded Access programs (previously known as compassionate care) with the encouragement of the FDA.

Once a drug is in phase 3, we will make that medicine available under Federal and State Right to Try laws, upon request of patients, families, and physicians, provided our medical consultants concur that our investigational products have a reasonable likelihood of producing benefit to the patient.

At this time, NRx Pharmaceuticals is able to provide limited access, on a case-by-case basis, to its investigational medicine Aviptadil through the Aviptadil Right to Try Program. Patients considered for this program would need to meet the following minimum requirements for access:

  • Patients who have a serious disease or condition and whose life is immediately threatened by this disease or condition. Critical COVID-19 meets this standard.
  • Patients who have no comparable or satisfactory therapy to treat their disease or condition. 
  • Patients who are unable or ineligible to participate in a clinical trial involving Aviptadil

The Aviptadil Right to Try Program is subject to drug availability and medical review by NRx Pharmaceuticals. NRx Pharmaceuticals has selected Clinigen to administer the Aviptadil Right to Try Program. All requests for Aviptadil under the Aviptadil Right to Try Program must be made by the patient’s treating physician, by completing this application form:

(Respiratory Failure is defined by the FDA as the requirement for mechanical ventilation, non-invasive ventilation, or high-flow nasal oxygen in excess of 20L/hr in order to maintain blood oxygen saturation.)
At this time, we are focused on institutions that expect to treat numerous patients under an Expanded Access Program.

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In the event you experience technical difficulties with the application form or need to connect with our partners at Clinigen on behalf of your patient, please use the following contact information:


Disclaimer on Costs of Aviptadil under Right to Try

As provided for under Right to Try laws, NRx Pharmaceuticals does recover its costs for providing our investigational drug. In the case of patient financial constraints, NRx Pharmaceuticals is able to make accommodations for patient assistance.