How to avoid trouble when prescribing off-label

Obtaining informed consent from your patient and proper follow-up is critical

The disciplinary action taken last year against Didier Raoult — a French professor of infectious diseases who espoused the benefits of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19 — highlights some of the risks of off-label prescribing.

Dr Sara Bird
Dr Sara Bird.

Other examples of off-label prescribing include:

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