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- adj. Of or pertaining to the use of a drug in a way or for a purpose not specified on the label, or specifically the information provided by the manufacturer.
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"At this time, FDA is concerned that certain extra-label uses of cephalosporins in food-producing major species are likely to lead to the emergence and dissemination of cephalosporin-resistant strains of food-borne bacterial pathogens," the agency said in a document released Wednesday.
Some extra-label uses of cephalosporin antibiotics, such as giving the drug to animals to prevent disease rather than treat a specific illness, will become illegal.
Eli Lilly is accused of aggressively marketing Zyprexa and other drugs for extra-label uses by primary care physicians.
This occurs on an off - or extra-label basis, which means that the drug is being used for unapproved reasons.