Some legal advice about protecting yourself from malpractice after a drug has been withdrawn

“You’re obligated to stay informed about current studies concerning the safety and efficacy of all drugs that you are currently prescribing or have prescribed in the past. That means reading journals, attending CME courses, and heeding FDA warnings. Don’t assume that you’re protected from liability if there’s no FDA recall. If the FDA or the medical literature warns of potentially harmful side effects, the standard of care requires you to take a proactive approach with your patients.”

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