The Ethics of Off-Label Drug Use
With a continued rise in the use of off-label drug therapies, oral health professionals need to be aware of related legal and ethical considerations.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Explain the process of federal drug approvals, and the ethical and legal implications of off-label therapy.
- Describe the need for careful clinical decisions regarding off-label indications, and the levels of evidence supporting such use.
- Discuss the importance of informed consent when providing off-label drug treatment.
This course was published in the March 2018 issue and expires March 2021. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.