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An Evidence-Based Look at Off-Label Drug Use

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An update on the implications of this common practice for oral health care.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss the growth and prevalence of off-label drug use, and the types of patients who might be affected.
  2. List examples of medications and conditions that may be associated with off-label drug therapies.
  3. Explain the importance of evaluating medical histories, and key questions to ask when treating patients utilizing polypharmacy.

This course was issued in the January 2018 issue and expires 1/31/21. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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