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Latest Off-label use Stories

2011-01-13 18:23:27

Drugs that pharmaceutical companies market most aggressively to physicians and patients tend to offer less benefit and more harm to most patients — a phenomenon described as the "inverse benefit law" in a paper from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

2011-01-11 09:47:14

A new editorial article, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, suggests physicians should be more careful when prescribing drugs "off-label".

2011-01-10 08:54:23

Top-selling drugs, known as atypical antipsychotic medications, lack evidence that they’ll actually be beneficial, according to a new study.

2010-11-19 10:51:00

MUNICH, November 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Many of the medications used to treat children have been developed almost exclusively for adults and approved for them.

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2010-10-20 06:20:00

More than 17,000 healthcare providers, including doctors, have received money from several major drug companies to talk to other doctors about their products.

2010-10-01 14:27:04

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and the VA Boston Healthcare System have conducted a study that failed to show a difference in efficacy between Bevacizumab (Avastin) and Ranibizumab (Lucentis) for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

2010-09-17 11:28:00

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh off his victory for a whistle-blower in the Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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2010-09-02 06:20:00

Allergan Inc, maker of the popular Botox anti-wrinkle treatment, said on Wednesday that it had agreed to pay $600 million to settle an investigation into whether the company had illegally marketed the drug for off-label uses.

2010-07-28 15:46:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.