1 in 5 Prescriptions Written for “Off-Label” Purposes
It isn’t uncommon for doctors to write prescriptions for drugs for off-label purposes. For example, using a diabetes drug to treat an endocrine disorder or a cancer drug to fight migraine headaches. In fact, one study found that 1 in 5 prescriptions written in doctor’s offices is for an off-label purpose. The problem is that while some of these drugs used for off-label purposes do help, others do not and can cause further complications for the patient.
Why Doctors Write Off-Label Prescriptions
If off-label prescriptions have the chance of …read more