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Posts Tagged ‘off-label drug use’

Good Chance Your Doctor Doesn’t Know Your Med’s Real Indication

  This is bizarre. It turns out that many doctors don’t know what the real, FDA-approved indications are for the medications they’re prescribing. In a Wall Street Journal article that discusses the risks of off-label uses for prescription drugs, the author cites a 2009 study of 1,199 physicians (mostly primary care doctors and psychiatrists) that […]

Changes To Off-Label Drug Promotion Laws On The Horizon?

  I’m not going to get into whether prescribing or using drugs for off-label purposes makes sense – you can decide that for yourself. However, what I will tell you is that it’s a hot topic in the industry right now. Pharmaceutical companies continue to lobby the FDA to eliminate any prohibition of off-label promotion […]