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Latest Off-label use Stories

2012-08-08 22:19:28

Conflict-of-interest statements made by physicians and scientists in their medical journal articles after they had been allegedly paid by pharmaceutical manufacturers as part of off-label marketing programs are often inadequate, highlighting the deficiencies in relying on author candidness and the weaknesses in some journal practices in ensuring proper disclosure.

2012-08-07 07:38:39

Many people have probably heard of off-label drug use, but they may not know when that applies to prescriptions they are taking.

Pharma Begins OxyContin Trials In Children
2012-07-04 10:32:47

Purdue Pharma, the maker of the widely-used, and equally-abused drug, OxyContin, is now looking to gain 6 extra months of patent protection with new clinical trials that could possibly see market of the drug to children.

2012-05-15 21:00:37

Reducing the non-FDA-approved use of antipsychotic drugs may be a way to save money while having little effect on patient care.

2012-05-08 13:47:06

In the eyes of young college men, it's more unethical to use steroids to get an edge in sports than it is to use prescription stimulants to enhance one's grades.

2012-03-05 23:04:36

A new study from the Université de Montréal shows an increase in prevalence of Canadian children diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and in the use of medications associated with ADHD in school-age children.


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