Why is Ukrain still not approved in some countries?

Ukrain is a substance used in the treatment of cancer. It has attained the Orphan Drug Status in the US and in Australia for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. It appears to work by accumulating in the cores of cancer cells, killing off cancer cells while sparing normal cells.

According to one article (1), Ukrain’s inventor was Dr. Wassil Nowicky, who was nominated for his work on the substance in 2005 and eventually won the Alternative Nobel Prize in 2007. According to the article, the medication has not been approved in several European countries, such as Austria.

Apparently, the research on the drug has been spotty and those that approve drugs for use in cancer are not yet convinced in these countries that Ukrain can effectively kill pancreatic cancer cells without causing damage to normal cells.

Source: 1.Why is not Ukrain approved yet in Austria/EU? http://medicdebate.org/node/294. Accessed 7/10/16.