FDA IBD Workshop -Take-Home Points

From a previous blog lecture from Athos Bousvaros (NASPGHAN Postgraduate Course 2014)

Off-label does not equate to experimental

FDA Statement: The FD&C Act does not, however, limit the manner in which a physician may use an approved drug. Once a product has been approved for marketing, a physician may prescribe it for uses or in treatment regimens or patient populations that are not included in approved labeling. Such “unapproved” or, more precisely, “unlabeled” uses may be appropriate and rational in certain circumstances, and may, in fact, reflect approaches to drug therapy that have been extensively reported in medical literature.

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