Physicians are allowed to use drugs in ways that are not specifically approved by the Food and Drug Administration, a practice called off-label prescribing. There is usually less scientific evidence to support nonapproved uses, and a new survey of physicians has found that many might not even know when they are prescribing off label.Click here to access the NYT article. Click here to access the peer-reviewed article published in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety (sub. req.).
Monday, August 24, 2009
Off-label prescription and physician knowledge (or lack thereof)
From the New York Times article "Disparities: Study Finds Risk in Off-Label Prescribing":