An unlabeled use of a drug is when a doctor prescribes a
medicine for a purpose other than that for which it has been specifically
designed and approved. Sometimes a drug is prescribed for a specific unlabeled
use so often that doctors consider it a common practice.
United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves drugs for
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Theresa O'Young, PharmD - Clinical Pharmacy
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