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Off-label prescribing of drugs

Is off-label prescribing completely prohibited? Can a drug be prescribed by doctors for a disease or condition for which FDA has not approved it and hence this condition is not listed on the label? It ...
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What can the variability of strength be between different brands of supposedly identical medications?

I remember reading that medications are within allowable specs if they contain +/- 30% of the labelled strength. I can't find the source of that information in order to check its validity. If that is ...
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My doctor says he's not qualified to prescribe HRT

I'm a pre-transition transwoman living in Northern Illinois, US, and have been for years. Recently I went to my doctor's office to be prescribed to HRT medications, but my doctor said he's not ...
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