Chapter 3. Using Drugs Outside their Licensed Indication

  1. Gary J. McCleane MD, FFARCSI, DA, DipIMC, Dip Pain Mang Consultant in Pain Management

Published Online: 30 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300796.ch3

Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options

Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options

How to Cite

McCleane, G. J. (2009) Using Drugs Outside their Licensed Indication, in Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300796.ch3

Author Information

  1. Rampark Pain Centre, Lurgan, Northern Ireland, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178235

Online ISBN: 9781444300796

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Keywords:

  • system of drug licensing and approval;
  • Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA);
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA);
  • regulation of medical practitioners;
  • pain-relieving drugs;
  • absence of “marketing authorization” or approved indication;
  • using drugs outside their licensed indication;
  • drugs and marketing authorization in the UK

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Drug licensing and approval

  • United Kingdom

  • United States of America

  • Regulation of Medical Practitioners

  • Pain-relieving drugs