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The Ethics of Off-Label Drug Use

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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.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain the process of federal drug approvals, and the ethical and legal implications of off-label therapy.
  2. Describe the need for careful clinical decisions regarding off-label indications, and the levels of evidence supporting such use.
  3. 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.

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