Assessing the FDA via the Anomaly of Off-Label Drug Prescribing
This article appeared in the Summer 2000 issue of The Independent Review.
Most American hospital patients are given drugs not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the prescribed use. If off-label prescribing is so widespread and successful, is the FDAs pre-approval process really necessary?
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