Off-Label Drug Use: What It Is and Why Doctors Should Care

Ever prescribe beta-blockers for migraines? Antidepressants for pain? Or antipsychotic medications for dementia? If so, then you know what “off-label” use means—prescribing an FDA-approved drug for a non-approved reason1 or in a non-approved way. It may sound sneaky,...

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Understanding the Controlled Substances Act of 1970: Part II

The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) governs the sale and possession of both illegal and FDA-approved drugs. In part I, we discussed the basics of the law. In this second installment, we’ll delve deeper into why and how the federal government monitors and controls the...

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Understanding the Controlled Substances Act of 1970: Part I

The Controlled Substances Act (CSA)1 serves a simple purpose: to identify and regulate the use of dangerous or habit-forming drugs. Enacted by the federal government in 1970, the law divides all regulated drugs into classes, or “schedules.” The CSA covers everything...

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The Most Miraculous Drugs Ever Produced: Part II

We continue our celebration of the most miraculous drugs ever produced. These treatments, invented by medical researchers, manufactured by pharmaceutical companies, and made available by pharmaceutical distributors, have saved countless lives and provided untold...

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Three Common Illnesses Plaguing California

California is a huge state with a diverse, dynamic population. This large and diverse population poses a number of challenges to public health officials and the medical community as the various lifestyles and genetic predispositions of California’s people may...

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Finding a Reputable Pharmaceutical Wholesaler: What to Know

Whether you’re an experienced retail pharmacist planning to start your own pharmacy or you’re the chief operating officer of a medical center or hospital, you need a reputable, trustworthy prescription drug wholesaler. Consumer safety is an enormous responsibility—one...

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