Defending Products Liability Suits Involving Off-Label Use: Does the Learned Intermediary Doctrine Apply?

Trasatti, Marisa A.; Lanzendorfer, Lindsey N.
September 2011
FDCC Quarterly;Fall2011, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p2
Academic Journal
The article offers discussion on the marketing of drugs and medical devices for off-label use and the role of learned intermediary doctrine in protecting manufacturers against consumer claims. It states difficulties in explaining the risks associated with the off-label use of drugs by physicians who uses it for the treatment of particular condition. It mentions learned intermediary doctrine to be applicable in all cases as physicians use their entire knowledge and training to treat patients.


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