14 drugs identified for off label use Physicians and policy-makers know that drugs are frequently prescribed to treat certain diseases despite a lack of FDA approval - a practice known as off-label prescribing. Yet they say the problem is so big they don't know how to begin tackling it.
Cannabis use exerts harmful effects on brain tissue Long-term, heavy cannabis use may be associated with structural abnormalities in areas of the brain known as the hippocampus and amygdala, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Eli Lilly denied NYT report of schizophrenia drug Zyprexa Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) called the assertions in a New York Times online article 'flat out wrong.' A report in The New York Times that said a senior executive had encouraged the promotion of its schizophrenia drug Zyprexa for a use not approved by federal regulators.
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