Posts Tagged 'off-label drug use'

Bristol-Myers Squibb Settles Off-Label Marketing Suit

abilify maker settles off-label marketing lawsuitOne of the least-known facts in medicine is the amount of leeway a doctor has when it comes to prescribing medicine. They are essentially on their own; the final authority in determining the drugs their patients will take while under their care. So, while the FDA may have approved a drug to treat X condition, biology dictates that it might also have a positive effect on Y condition, and your doctor ...

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New Concerns Raised Over Dangers of Off-Label Drug Use

off-label drug use subject to new scrutinyFew topics in healthcare are as contentious as that of off-label drug use. And now, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s Internal Medicine edition adds new fuel to the fire.

Off-label drug use is nothing new. Based on the pretense that a prescription drug could be useful in circumstances other than the specific uses approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, doctors may use ...

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