Legal Responsibility of Doctor Regarding off-label Drug Applications


  • Erdal Yüzbaşıoğlu

Received Date: 12.05.2011 Accepted Date: 25.08.2011 Turk J Ophthalmol 2012;42(2):135-138

The use of off-label medication, which has been frequently applied in oncology, also started to be used in ophthalmology recently; thus, the legal problems that the doctors can encounter more often come up to be a topic of discussion. According to the drug administration guidelines released by the Ministry of Health, off-label medication depends on certain conditions, and applications other than these will be accepted as an experiment on humans according to the law No 5237 of the Turkish Criminal Code (TCC). The aim of this study was to clarify this issue in accordance with the justification of TCC/90. (Turk J Ophthalmol 2012; 42: 135-8)

Keywords: Off-label drug, legal responsibility of doctor, malpractices

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