Letter to Congress Opposing Legislation That Would Expand Promotion of Drugs for Unapproved Uses

January 16, 2018

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Public Citizen sent a letter to members of U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee urging them to oppose legislation that would further erode the restrictions on the promotion of drugs for unapproved (off-label) uses that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for at least one use. The bill would threaten patient health and safety by undermining the current regulatory regime for ensuring that drugs are safe and effective for each intended use.