Off-Label Drug Use

May 1, 2014

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A doctor looking to help a patient prescribes a medication for a condition it was not originally marketed to treat. How legal, and how risky the off-label use of prescription drugs?On Thursday's Up To Date  Steve Kraske talks with a pharmacist about just how common this practice is among physicians and why drug companies don’t market their products for multiple uses.  


Rick Couldry is Director of Pharmacy at the University of Kansas Hospital.