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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Off Label Use
Off-Label Drug Use [posted 8/11/98]
Answer: I really don't keep up with new experimental treatments in HIV since that is a full time job and I use ID specialists for input as I need it. However, I would check (or have your physician check) with the scientific department of Sanofi: 800-446-6267.
Off Label Use
Answer: Physicians use drugs for unapproved uses by understanding the pharmacology of the drug
and the purpose for which they intend it. There are many examples of physicians using drugs
for unapproved uses. For a company to get a use approved takes many studies and lots of
time and money. Physicians are not bound by these rules. Understanding a drug and its side
effects will predict whether it will have a use which is "unapproved".