The FDA vs. commercial speech

posted by
December 21, 2011
Competitive Enterprise Institute
by Gregory Conko and Henry I. Miller  
Posted in Commentary

"The ability of physicians to prescribe approved medicines for purposes not sanctioned by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is one of the most important elements of medical care in the United States. These 'off-label' uses are perfectly legal, and doctors rely on them extensively. But the agency views off-label prescribing as an attempt to circumvent its control over the nation’s pharmaceutical supply, so a number of regulations make it difficult for doctors to learn about and prescribe drugs off-label." (12/21/11)  

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