Dangers of Off-Label Drug Use
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on March 20, 2015
We recently reported on the possible dangers of the anti-nausea drug Zofran® and equivalent generics when they are used off-label. But what does “off label” really mean? What is Off-Label Use of Medications? As we explained in an earlier post, “When a drug is used in a way that is different from that described...
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on March 9, 2015
Zofran® and its generic equivalents have been linked to birth defects and other problems when the medication is taken during pregnancy. The manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, promoted the off-label use of the drug as a remedy for morning sickness in addition to its approved use as a drug for controlling nausea and vomiting after chemotherapy and...
Zofran Linked to Birth Defects
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on March 5, 2015
The anti-nausea drug Zofran® has often been prescribed off-label to pregnant women suffering from serious morning sickness. However, the evidence is growing that taking this drug may cause women to give birth to babies with a variety of birth defects. Zofran was approved in 1991 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating...