from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a drug prescribed to treat a condition for which it has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
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- adj. Alternative spelling of off label.
- adv. Alternative spelling of off label.
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Using a drug in a capacity for which it was not specifically approved is called "off-label" use and is a common and legal practice in the medical community.
Glaxo has disclosed that investigators examined whether Glaxo promoted Wellbutrin for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, an illegal practice known as off-label marketing.
It's also not illegal to use drugs for purposes other than their approved use, known as "off-label" use.
Paul Wicks , a co-author of the paper, said social network-run studies may be most useful for testing efficacy of so-called off-label or off-patent compounds that patients are using but are unlikely to ever attract pharmaceutical company interest.
In 2008, the company agreed to pay about $425 million and plead guilty to a criminal charge to settle allegations that it promoted some drugs including Provigil for uses that weren't approved by the Food and Drug Administration, a practice known as off-label marketing.
Doctors are allowed to prescribe drugs for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, a practice known as off-label prescribing.
The U.S. government has been investigating Risperdal sales practices since 2004, including allegations the company engaged in so-called off-label marketing of the medication, J&J has said in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
Doctors often order medications that are tested and approved for a condition other than the one they are treating, a practice called "off-label prescribing."
While doctors can prescribe or use an FDA-approved drug or device for any purpose, U.S. law bars companies from promoting them for so-called off-label use.
Many other drugs have turned out to hold nasty surprises, not least when doctors prescribe them outside of their approved indication -- so-called off-label use.
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