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Off-Label Use

"Off-Label Use" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The practice of prescribing or using a drug outside the scope of the drug's official approved label as designated by a regulatory agency concerning the treatment of a particular disease or condition.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Off-Label Use" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Off-Label Use" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 82 publications over 11 distinct years, with a maximum of 14 publications in 2012
To see the data from this visualization as text, click here.
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