Laurel Medical Malpractice Lawyer: Could Off-Label Prescribing Be Putting You at Risk?


As Laurel medical malpractice attorneys, we know that many patients are surprised to learn that some drugs prescribed by their doctor may not be approved by the Food and Drug Administration for their particular condition. This is known as “off-label prescribing.”

What Is Off-Label Prescribing?

Off-label prescribing means that the drug is being used in a manner not specified in the FDA’s approved packaging label. Every prescription drug marketed in the U.S. carries a written label or report that details its approved uses and doses, which are based on the results of clinical studies that the drug maker submitted to the FDA.

Common types of off-label include:

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